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LUBLIN R.XIII D 1:32 LUKGRAPH It was supposed to be from FLY both "Tunnan" but life has verified the plans as always. As a tribute to the fallen crew there is Lublin R.XIII D in 1:32 from LUKGRAPH. The model will be built in the colours of the 1st Platoon 26 EO (observation squadron) of the 2nd Air Regiment Cracow. The probable designation of the aeroplane is the letter E on the fuselage, the military number of the aeroplane is 56-126 and the under wing number is 16 K. The crew consisted of Lt. obs. Leon Wrzeszcz and Staff Sergeant Pilot Adam Baran. On 1.09.1039 the aircraft was shot down by ground fire and crashed in the village of Piasek near Strzebinia / Lubliniec, the crew died. The deadline for making the model is very short, because I want to make it in time for the unveiling of the newly-made memorial at the site of the plane crash. So much for the story, and now for the model; in the box we have everything we need to build it. From the extras there is an instrument panel available for it in the company YAHU MODELS YMA3231, which I will use in the model. Thanks to the companies LUKGRAPH and YAHU MODELS for their help. ps. There will be a little surprise in the next post.
Lublin R-XII Army Cooperation Plane (9788366148314) Monograph 71 Kagero via Company via Casemate UK The Lublin R-XII was designed in the late 1920s for the Polish Army's requirement for an Army Co-operation Aircraft. They were produced in the early 1930s. The aircraft performed close reconnaissance, observation and liaison duties with the ability to operate from unprepared airfields. The aircraft features a mixed construction (steel and wood) monoplane, conventional in layout, with braced high wings, canvas and plywood covered fuselage. A conventional fixed landing gear, with a tailskid. It had a crew of two, sitting in tandem open cockpits, with twin controls. The observer had a ring mounted machine gun. A 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine Wright Whirlwind (locally produced) powered the aircraft. Originally built as the R-XIIIA 50 were built, followed by the R-XIIIB 49 produced or converted from the A. Then R-XIIIC with 48 produced, followed by the R-XIIID with 95 produced. Later there would be 58 XF-IIIF produced with a more powerful engine. Additionally later on a a sea plane version was also built. The book is 136 pages long and very comprehensive. As well as some history on Lublin the development of the aircraft is covered including details on all the sub variants. Over 200 photographs are used in this section. There are 10 pages of original drawings. These are followed by 27 pages of scale drawings (in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32) by Witol Szewczyk. There are then 7 pages of colour 3D CAD renders and lastly 4 pages of colour aircraft profiles. Also included in the book are three double sided A3 sized plans of the aircraft in 1/32 Scale. Conclusion This is an excellent detailed book on a little known aircraft used by the Polish Army. I think you would struggle to find a better book on the subject, it is a credit to the Author and Kagero for the information it contains and the excellent layout. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
Hi everybody, Just finished this nice seaplane. It is a Mirage Hobby kit that has been around for quite a while. I was in between making the land or the sea version, but in the end floats won. A simple kit, few parts count, but it does take some extra effort to build, especially the alignment of fuselage, support struts and floats. I used some photo-etched bits and pieces, and the Yahu instrument panel for Lublin R-XIII (funny brass color). A bit of scratch-build for lights and the cockpit. The model is finished with Tamiya and Akan paints, and Microscale Flat varnish. It has an impressive wing-span for its scale, almost the size of a Stuka. Comments, questions and critical observations all welcomed! Dimitris K. 93
New LukGraph 1/32nd resin kit will be the Lublin R-XIIID - ref. 32-10 Source: https://www.facebook.com/lukgraph/photos/a.940111312738900.1073741828.917706504979381/1260460684037293/?type=3&theater V.P.