Aircraft on ski's

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  1. Tao-san

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    More pics about the Winter War to complete the serie, some in lower quality but still interesting.
    From Squadron Signal Publications - Finnish Air Forces 1939-1945.
    I wrote back the texts inside pics.
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    And many thanks for the pictures of german and US warbirds on skis, there some I never saw before. :angel:
     
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    Great stuff here Tae-san.:D
     
  3. Micdrow

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    Nice picture of some ski's from the hensiki data base museum.
     

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    Good find, Paul... Cool !

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    Very interesting document, thank you. The quality make me think about the Fokker Found's standard.
    I've found some more pictures this week-end.
    From "Soviet Combat Aircraft of the WW2" - Vol.1, Single-Engined Fighters - by Yefim Gordon Dmitri Khazanov.
    -2 views of the 5th B-1 fitted with retractable ski landing gear.
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    -Front view of the first I-26 prototype made by Yakovlev.
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    -Nice picture of the SK-2 prototype. This elegant aircraft was a creation of Matus Bisnovat.
    The first prototype had a closed "buried" cockpit with 2 position modes, flight and landing/take off with a retractable windscreen !
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    -Front view of the Yak-1 (No 3855) in snow camouflage displayed on page 2, this Yak was used to test ski landing gear undercarriage.
    Note the 6x RS-82 rockets.
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    -Interesting profile photo of a Yak-7V convertion trainer. Undercarriage bay was partially faired over.
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    More commun now, from Squadron Signal Publication - Petlyakov Pe-2.
    Close view of the skis of the Pe-2 serie 11 presented by Microw on page 2, note the shape of the skis used as landing gear bay door.
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    Another view of the Pe-2 serie 1 presented by Wurger, the retractable tail ski is more visible on it.
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    Enjoy.
     
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    Nice pics Tao-san.:D
     
  8. Micdrow

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    Another intersting photo.
     

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    Interesting thread with some cool pictures, many of which I haven't seen before.
    Here's my contribution - sky equipped Avia B.534 of Slovak Air Arm:
     

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    #70 Flyboy2, Jun 6, 2009
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    Yep... Not World War II, but interesting nonetheless
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    Also the Convair Sea Dart had Water Skis. Does that count?
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    Very cool thanks!!!
     
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    Seriously?
     
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    The mig is new though the skis look awfully fragile to be used on snow considering the size. Not sure whats up with that.
     
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    The sea dart on water.
     

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    I agree... I thought that they were very small... Maybe the were the attachment points for larger skis?
     
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    Here's another contribution to this thread - ski equipped Junkers Ju 87D Stuka...
     

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    Great pic's there guys!!!
     
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    Now there's one I've never seen, nice!
     
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    Scene from Mokraď airfield in March 1944. Four biplanes on ski's in the foreground are Praga E-241 trainers of Slovak Air Arms. (Source: "Slovenske letectvo 1939-1945" Vol 3)
     

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