sandbagger Posted February 4, 2021 Share Posted February 4, 2021 Hi all, I'm now starting on the 'Wingnut Wings' 1:32 scale model of the Roland D.VIa fighter. This aircraft was unusual in that its fuselage was clad in overlapping plywood planks, known as ’lapstrake’, which was similar to that used on clinker built boats. This proved to be as strong, but lighter than existing constructions methods provided, which was an important factor for a fighter aircraft. Also the lower wings were located under, not into, the lower fuselage. It's the Roland D.VIa, Serial No: 3615/18 during 1918 (Jasta unknown). Mike 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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