by: Stephen T. Lawson [ ]
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HistoryThe Siemens Schuckert Werke D.III type fighter was the marriage of several great ideas. First the "monococque" fuselage was a wooden frame with 3mm plywood panels as a skin. The rudder, elevators and wings were fabric covered and conventionally built. Ailerons were in both upper and lower wings. Characterized as a flying barrel it became the ultimate development of the rotary fighter for the German air service in WWI.
Set ContentsFrom the skilled hands of Jan KÓrnik in the Czech republic, Brengun offers a fine set of brass for the Roden 1:32 Siemens Shuckert D.III. You get a total of 155 photoetch parts that build up nicely into three dimensional details. The panel for the early version cowling vents can be used as a template or inset in to the Loon resin kit cowling with careful modification.
Rear cockpit bulkhead / screen
Early production cowling vent inset
Cockpit interior details and supports
Metal cowling sections upper & lower
Twist knob fasteners
Seat back & bottom
Cowling access panels
Metal retainer fittings & facades
Rigging turnbuckle eyelets
ImpressionsThe only thing you don't get is lap or harness straps. But the items present will lift the detail in the all plastic Roden kit to higher levels.
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