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Offline perttime

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Re: Erryplanes by perttime
« Reply #135 on: December 25, 2015, 03:20:28 AM »

Offline Tophe

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Re: Erryplanes by perttime
« Reply #136 on: December 28, 2015, 03:25:22 AM »
Thanks for these beautiful greetings... :)

Offline perttime

  • The man has produced a Finnish Napier Heston Fighter...need we say more?
Re: Erryplanes by perttime
« Reply #137 on: August 14, 2016, 05:07:30 AM »
Macchi M.39T OH-AAB, as flown by Finnish Air Force officer and athlete Väinö Bremer, at the Copenhagen - Lund - Helsingborg - Copenhagen Air Race in July 1928. The contest route was half over Denmark and half over Sweden. Foggy weather over Helsingborg made navigation difficult, and Bremer missed the turning point, losing enough time to leave him in third place.



Bremer had purchased the aircraft from Italy shortly after Major de Bernardi won the 1926 Gordon Bennett Trophy with an almost identical Macchi racer.

For more details on de Bernardi's Macchi, see: http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2970.msg52990#msg52990

Offline Tophe

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Re: Erryplanes by perttime
« Reply #138 on: August 14, 2016, 12:37:29 PM »
Good profile! Is this race coming from History books or from your imagination? (both ways would be nice)...

Offline perttime

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Re: Erryplanes by perttime
« Reply #139 on: August 14, 2016, 04:53:09 PM »
The 1928 race came from my imagination - or at least I don't know if such a race ever existed in real life. I just decided to see if there was a suitable area near Copenhagen, and found the triangle of nearby cities, across the straits.

edit:
I forgot to mention that the Macchi color scheme is inspired by the Junkers A 50 Junior that Väinö Bremer used for his Helsinki - Cape Town - Helsinki flight, and his partial round the world flight.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2016, 10:31:44 PM by perttime »

Offline apophenia

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Re: Erryplanes by perttime
« Reply #140 on: August 17, 2016, 04:03:49 AM »
The 1928 race came from my imagination - or at least I don't know if such a race ever existed in real life. I just decided to see if there was a suitable area near Copenhagen, and found the triangle of nearby cities, across the straits.

Great concept! And there's plenty more potential 1920s-1930s fodder (hint, hint)  ;)
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  • The man has produced a Finnish Napier Heston Fighter...need we say more?
Re: Erryplanes by perttime
« Reply #141 on: December 24, 2016, 07:21:28 PM »

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Re: Erryplanes by perttime
« Reply #142 on: December 24, 2019, 07:14:36 PM »

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Re: Erryplanes by perttime
« Reply #143 on: December 24, 2019, 09:36:33 PM »
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