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Eduard: BMW IIIa Engine
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 11:16 PM UTC


Tim Hatton takes a look at Eduards 1/72 scale BMWIIIa engine as fitted to the Fokker D.VIIF

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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 - 10:17 AM UTC
Nice review of a good product. However, Reinhold Platz was not an aircraft designer. He was the head of the welding shop at Fokker with the title Werke Meister. There was a design team responsible for the aircraft including the use of Gottingen 285 airfoil. The late Peter Grosz had pointed out that the Platz myth came from the biographer Weyhl who had a falling out with Fokker and made out Platz to be the brains of the outfit.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 - 10:48 PM UTC
Thanks David, corrected