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1918 Salmson 2A2 Rigging Instructions | by thegreatlandoni
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1918 Salmson 2A2 Rigging Instructions

150-2-47 ... Denver suburbs, Colorado, USA

 

I am trying to collect all of my reference materials that I used when building my model of this plane in 2000 to 2005. ... 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 agreed to post any information I have on Flickr. ... See www.flickr.com/photos/landoni/sets/72157630332673974/

 

This is a scan of the cover sheet of the 1918 rigging manual. ... There are 12 typewritten pages (which I don't plan to post on Flickr) plus drawings that explain the procedures tp prepare the plane for flight. ... Links to the drawings are given below in the first comment box.

 

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/

 

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 August 8, 2012