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Thread: Hey pollsters . . .

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    Default Hey pollsters . . .

    I have no skills in this area at all, but it would be interesting to poll the crew on what produced minis, WWI and second poll on WWII are most sought? Any poll miesters out there? Might be a guide for a demand based reprint?

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    Well Dave the SE 5a, Sopwith Pup & BE 2 must be right up at the Top of that list.

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    And the Heinkel HE 111.
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by gully_raker View Post
    Well Dave the SE 5a, Sopwith Pup & BE 2 must be right up at the Top of that list.
    I was thinking already released minis . . . sorry.

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    I'm surprised the P-40 hasn't gotten a second go-round. So many different liveries from multiple theaters are possible....not to mention it sold out faster than any other WW2 model and I don't think it's even close.

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    David, the S.E.5a was released by Nexus. D.H.2's and the Messerschmitt Bf-109E's of Adolf Galland and Werner Molders are also well sought after.

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    EIIIs and DH 2s please. Love to finally have some early war stuff.

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    I want:

    SE5As
    Brisfits
    DH2s
    Gothas
    HE111s

    I will probably think of others.

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    FE2's

    The first squadron to be equipped entirely with the F.E.2 was 20 Squadron, deploying to France on 23 January 1916. At this stage it served as a fighter-reconnaissance aircraft – eventually about ⅔ of the F.E.2s were built as fighters (816) and ⅓ as bombers (395). The F.E.2b and F.E.2d variants remained in day operations well into 1917, while the "b" continued as a standard night bomber until August 1918. At its peak, the F.E.2b equipped 16 RFC squadrons in France and six Home Defense squadrons in England.
    On 18 June 1916, German flying ace Max Immelmann was killed in combat with F.E.2bs of No. 25 Squadron RFC. The squadron claimed the kill, but the German version of the encounter is either that Immelmann's Fokker Eindecker broke up after his synchronizer gear failed and he shot off his own propeller, or that he was hit by friendly fire from German anti-aircraft guns. In any case, by this time the F.E.2b was at least encountering the German monoplane fighters on more or less even terms and the so-called "Fokker scourge" had ended.
    By autumn 1916, the arrival of more modern German fighters such as the Albatros D.I and Halberstadt D.II meant that even the F.E.2d was outperformed and by April 1917, it had been withdrawn from offensive patrols. Despite its obsolescence in 1917, the F.E.2 was still well liked by its crews for its strength and good flight characteristics and it still occasionally proved a difficult opponent for even the best German aces. Rittmeister Baron von Richthofen was badly wounded in the head during combat with F.E.2d aircraft in June 1917 – the Red Baron, like most German pilots of the period, classed the F.E.2 as a "Vickers" type, confusing it with the earlier Vickers F.B.5.
    In combat with single-seater fighters, the pilots of F.E.2b and F.E.2d fighters would form what was probably the first use of what later became known as a Lufbery circle (defensive circle). In the case of the F.E.2, the intention was that the gunner of each aircraft could cover the blind spot under the tail of his neighbour and several gunners could fire on any enemy attacking the group. On occasion formations of F.E.2s fought their way back from far over the lines, while under heavy attack from German fighters, using this tactic.
    Although outclassed as a day fighter, the F.E.2 proved very suitable for use at night and was used as a night fighter in home defense squadrons on anti-Zeppelin patrols and as a light tactical night bomber. It was first used as a night bomber in November 1916, with the first specialist F.E.2b night bomber squadrons being formed in February 1917. F.E.2bs were used as night bombers in eight bomber squadrons until the end of the First World War, with up to 860 being converted to, or built as bombers. Service as a night fighter was less successful, owing to the type's poor climb and ceiling.
    F.E.2bs were experimentally fitted with flotation bags for operation over water and were also used to conduct anti-submarine patrols, operating from the Isle of Grain at the mouth of the Thames River.


    THE ABOVE INFO IS WHY WE NEED THE FE2's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike George View Post
    ...THE ABOVE INFO IS WHY WE NEED THE FE2's
    Quite right Mike but this Poll is about what Nexus/Ares have produced that you can't find rather than a series 10 wish list - that's a subject for another Poll.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Se5
    Gotha
    P40
    He111

    They are as rare as Hens teeth.

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    WWI Se5a's, DH 2's, Gotha's
    WWII A6M2's, Wildcats, P40's (Boyington?), Val, FW190, P51, HE111 BoB markings.



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