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Thread: Official Sikorsky S-16 Painting Thread

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    Kornet Yuri Gilsher and wingman hunting for Austro-Hungarian aircraft in the spring of 1916. Shapeways model by Reduced Aircraft Factory; decals by Mehusla.

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    Nice job! The Eastern Front should get more exciting soon.

    It amazed me to find out it was technically a two-seater, in that there's room for a second person to cram in uncomfortably behind the pilot on a little webbing seat like a lawn chair over the fuel tank, with legs squeezed in the tight space between the fuselage side and the pilot's chair. I suppose it's better than the SPAD A.2, but it's hard to imagine spending an hour or two in such a position. If I were an observer, I'd try to convince everyone that it was really a one-seater with a little space for cargo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReducedAirFact View Post
    Nice job! The Eastern Front should get more exciting soon.

    It amazed me to find out it was technically a two-seater, in that there's room for a second person to cram in uncomfortably behind the pilot on a little webbing seat like a lawn chair over the fuel tank, with legs squeezed in the tight space between the fuselage side and the pilot's chair. I suppose it's better than the SPAD A.2, but it's hard to imagine spending an hour or two in such a position. If I were an observer, I'd try to convince everyone that it was really a one-seater with a little space for cargo.
    When I first saw its profile, I thought the S-16 was probably a small, even dainty, aircraft, but its 'industrial strength' landing gear and the fact that it could (barely) carry a second crewman soon make you realize that the S-16 was a big, healthy beast.

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    No, Eastern Front, go away...................I've too much else to do already...........................

    Great stuff, Darryl! Love the planes! (but won't be getting any myself)

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    Is there a card available for the Sikorsky S-16?


    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.

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    Well, there are stats for it.

    Maneuver Deck: XC, Damage Deck: B, Resistance: 14.

    A card can't be too difficult to make...
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Thanks, David. The S-16 is a petite and attractive airplane, although the massive undercarriage and provision for a second crewman might make you think otherwise. Daryl (Reduced Aircraft Factory) really did it justice with his model.

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    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    No, Eastern Front, go away...................I've too much else to do already...........................

    Great stuff, Darryl! Love the planes! (but won't be getting any myself)


    Dammit, forgot I posted this.........................

    ...............it would appear I HAVE acquired a couple of S-16s!!!!!

    Thanks for the card, Mike!

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    Another fine looking card Mike.
    Thanks.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Thanks Mike the card is perfect. You are a wizard.


    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.

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    These are Shapeways planes I have done up to escort some Russian giants I am still working on.

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    Another set of gorgeous bases done by Oberst Hajj.

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    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.



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