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World War One Salmson 2A2 Mecano Faivre

4,106-8-59 ... Denver suburbs, Colorado, USA

 

This is one of many items I found or was given as reference material for building my model. www.flickr.com/photos/landoni/sets/72157604987026227/ ... I don't recall where I got this photo. ... No other information.

 

I am trying to collect all of my reference materials that I used when building my model of this plane. ... I've needed to do this for a long time ... but now there are people hoping to build a full-size replica of a Salmson 2A2, and I offered to help by putting all my Salmson info on Flickr.

 

See www.flickr.com/photos/landoni/sets/72157630332673974/

 

The Salmson 2A2 was a World War One French biplane used for observation, reconnaissance, photography, artillery spotting and possibly bombing. It was powered by a unique 260 HP Salmson radial water cooled engine.

 

It is important to note that there are no surviving Salmson 2A2's from W.W.I and no full size or 7/8 or 3/4 size replicas except one semi-accurate full size replica in Japan. ... Most people have never even heard of the Salmson 2A2, even though over 3,000 were built and it served well.

 

I'm a volunteer model builder at the Wings Over The Rockies Air And Space Museum in Denver - the official air & space museum for Colorado. ... They asked me to build a scale model of a Salmson 2A2 because it is the plane that Lt. Lowry was killed in, ... and the Lowry Air Force Base was named for him. ... The museum is in a WWII hangar that was left after they closed the AFB. See: www.wingsmuseum.org

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Taken on July 1, 2012