Started by simmie, December 05, 2007, 06:45:42 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on May 14, 2016, 02:24:35 AMI'm currently building the new tool Airfix Ju 87 and something is puzzling me. Now I've looked through my Putnam's and various other books, looked on-line and been through this thread and I'm still none the wiser. So hopefully someone here can enlighten me ?The Airfix kit has a clear plastic box which is fitted so as the pilot can see through a clear vision panel that is located just forward of the rudder pedals. He looked down and slightly forward. However they would have you paint the underside vision panel of this box the same colour as the rest of the underside. So did the Stuka have a clear vision panel so the pilot could see below him ? If so was this usually covered by a panel ? If covered how did it open ?Not important but it's piqued my interest. It also shows how modeling can still be educational even after all these years
Quote from: NARSES2 on May 14, 2016, 02:24:35 AMSo did the Stuka have a clear vision panel so the pilot could see below him ? If so was this usually covered by a panel ? If covered how did it open ?
Quote from: Gondor on May 14, 2016, 03:09:21 AMThere is currently a build thread on Britmodeller that is asking exactly the same question. Of course I don't know what user name you have or if you are a Britmodeller member so I might be giving a link to your own build and question http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235002228-junkers-ju87b-1-stuka-airfix-172-new-tool/Gondor
Quote from: elmayerle on May 15, 2016, 07:18:56 AMFWIW, early versions of the F4U Corsair had a window in much the same location for, apparently, much the same reason.
QuoteThat certainly is odd Ced, the instructions do appear to advise you paint the clear bit of the pilot's floor window blue... but I believe you are correct in not doing so! If you are using the kit transfers for the France-based Stuka, you are on safe ground as it is a Battle of Britain option.
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