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A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
« on: August 17, 2023, 07:39:50 AM »
Does anyone know what this insignia of the WW 1 Lafayette Escadrille is?

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Re: A long shot I know
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2023, 08:27:43 AM »
In the 2006 movie "Fly Boys" that double R insignia was on Rollins plane and it stood for Rawlins Ranch because he is the Texan that the family lost their ranch to foreclosure. But that movie was not the most accurate movie bar fax.
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Re: A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2023, 10:37:43 AM »
Thank you...you put me on the right answer !

Here is the why I asked ...

I was passed down an antique metal Biplane. I want to know why how it was so marked.
 It is perhaps 60 some years old.
The Gent told me he had received as a Christmas gift about 1963, he asked "Please hang it in your den,"

It is a stylized model of a French Nieuport 17C with wingspan of 20".
He at some point saw " Flyboys" and like the plane.
So, he detailed it some after the Rowlins "hero" plane some time in 2006.

I am honored he thought of me, and when it's hung in the man cave Ill post a photo.
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Re: A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
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Re: A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2023, 11:10:06 AM »
I enjoyed watching the movie also. Glad I could help out, rare that I know something LOL. And yes that's a cool plane look forward to seeing the pictures, your friend must have thought a lot of you.
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Re: A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2023, 02:05:53 PM »
I saw it when it came out on DVD I think....
  I watched it again this morning.
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Re: A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2023, 10:37:32 AM »
Here it is...pretty cool, all light sheet metal plane - Made in Spain and has a 1961 date.
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Re: A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2023, 11:27:32 AM »
I certainly was not expecting these as well

A high museum quality 22" wingspan ME 109 & same scale P 40
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2023, 12:05:20 PM »
Very nice !!! So much better than cheap plastic models. Looks like you quite the man cave.
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Re: A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2023, 07:22:39 PM »
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Re: A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2023, 12:45:11 AM »
I certainly was not expecting these as well

A high museum quality 22" wingspan ME 109 & same scale P 40

I believe the ME-109 is either a G model, judging by the bulge blisters over the machine-gun breach just ahead of the cockpit, or an F model if that is a tropical filter on the port side. I believe the insignia is for Ernst Udet squadron, JG-53.
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Re: A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2023, 12:58:23 PM »
I am partial to WW2  Fighters, particularly, the ME 109, I also like the Flying Tigers P40.
Another favorite was the Spitfire.

I felt quite fortunate to receive these and honored to display them.
The detail is museum quality, and the planes models are rather large @ 20" wingspans.
This is my reloading and or leather project room built into the garage. But sometimes, I just go out there and just sit and look.

Along with the above models, I was given these two medal sign "movie posters replicas".
I had just the open space to display them on the door.

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Re: A long shot I know... here is the why! now added.
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2023, 03:52:30 PM »
Very nice.

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