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Offline cluttonfred

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Rudder shape reference?
« on: March 13, 2019, 06:52:34 am »
From the early days of aviation until at least the Second World War, and in some cases later, certain aviation companies maintained a signature style in the shape of their aircraft rudders.  Fokker, de Havilland, Avro, SPAD, Nieuport, etc. aircraft could all be identified just from their rudders.  So here's my question...does anyone know of a poster or book or web site or other source that presents those signature rudder shapes together for reference?  Cheers, Matthew
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Offline Dynoman

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Re: Rudder shape reference?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 09:34:09 am »
Seems like Aerial Age magazine used to have a number of comparison drawings that showed the difference between various WWI aircraft manufacturers. I'll keep a look out for them. Google Books has a number of Aerial Age's magazines available online.