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Author Topic: Page of profiles of R-5 and R-Z of Tapani  (Read 20030 times)
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« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2013, 07:12:24 PM »

Hi Jason,
I'm sure it is an ammo box. The rail for the ammo passes inside the right part of the strut sustaining the gun.  Just I would know if it was symmetrical.
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« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2013, 08:55:48 PM »

Hi,
what seems the thing on the leading edge of this plane? Some repair?

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« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2013, 05:19:04 PM »

Another one.


http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/r-5/tapani/camo12.htm

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« Reply #48 on: December 05, 2013, 08:38:29 PM »

Another one.

http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/r-5/tapani/winter%2012.htm
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« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2013, 09:28:27 PM »

This plane should not have stars on wing tops.  Stars on top wing surfaces were removed at the beginning of the GPW and this R-5 clearly overpainted during the war.

This particular R-5 delivered supplies to partisan units behind the front line.  Underwing containers would be more appropriate than bombs.

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« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2013, 01:22:52 PM »

Hi Konstantin,
where are these informations from? I don't say they are wrong, but the photo is not dated, and occasional use of white paint on R-5 was seen even before the war.
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« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2013, 08:59:19 PM »



This photo was published in Kotelnikov's Aviakolektsiya issue on page 85 with following comment:

"Makeshift repaired R-5 on the partisan airfield"

Same photo in Kotelnikov's "Legendary R-5" book on page 103 has similar comment:

"R-5 after the repairs at the partisan airfield"

It's definitively a wartime plane, there were no partisan airfields before the war.  The photo was most likely taken in winter 1942/43 or 1943/44, hence no stars on the upper wing.  Can you tell more about the "occasional use of white paint on R-5 before the war" - when and why?

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« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2013, 10:04:37 PM »

Hi,
ok, a partisan field was in wartime.

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Can you tell more about the "occasional use of white paint on R-5 before the war" - when and why?
This photo is dated february 1936, manoeuvres near Noginsk, Aviacia i Vremiya 3/2010

By the way, it's the subject of the latest profile.

http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/r-5/tapani/white1936.htm
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« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2013, 11:05:45 PM »

That was quick!  no stars and bombs disappeared!!!   Smiley



Are you sure about the observer's machine gun?  I can't see it on the photo...  Those planes usually delivered supplies and on their way back took wounded partisans, machine guns were not critical.

BTW, if you remove (totally unrelated) photos of 4-person desant containers from the "Red 20 transport plane" page, I'll post more info about that plane.  Wink

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« Reply #54 on: December 07, 2013, 06:24:36 AM »

Not sure about the mg, but it is harder to remove without having the multilayer version.
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« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2013, 06:42:43 PM »

BTW, if you remove (totally unrelated) photos of 4-person desant containers from the "Red 20 transport plane" page, I'll post more info about that plane.  Wink

not interested to learn more about this plane??

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« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2013, 08:13:32 PM »

 If you have informations, please write them, but not under conditions, else it sounds very unkind.
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« Reply #57 on: December 16, 2013, 06:53:13 AM »

Hi,
3 new profiles

http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/r-5/tapani/highalt-rz.htm

http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/r-5/tapani/pr-5/SSSR-L2183.htm

http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/r-5/tapani/pr-5/SSSR-L2167.htm
The last one is interesting because it seems that it was flown without the engine cowling.
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« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2014, 01:43:02 PM »

Hi,
another drawing by Tapani.


http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/r-5/tapani/captured2.htm

It was not easy to find images of its strange turret and gun pods.

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« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2014, 07:34:43 AM »

Hi, another drawing.

http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/r-5/tapani/r-z/17W20.htm

A Spanish one after the end of the Civil War. Colors are supposed similar to German ones (62, 65, silver).
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