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Francesco E. Guida (feguida)


Soviet RDW-8 (PWS) - captured to Latvian Airforce during the soviet occupation.
Riga (Spilve), Latvia, 1940.
Vehicle: Polski Fiat 508/III "Lazik" (IBG Model).


20 June 2019, 19:48
Bart Goesaert
Nice and small...
27 June 2019, 11:04
Alec K
Very nice dio 👍
27 June 2019, 12:27
Łukasz Gliński
Very cool dio, congrats. 👍
The aircraft was actually captured by Soviets from the Latvians after it was captured from the Polish Air Force following an escape during the German conquest.
27 June 2019, 16:26
Alec K
So the Latvians captured it first, and then the Russians? Do I have that right Lukasz? Did Latvia purchase any of this type from Poland?
27 June 2019, 17:28
Łukasz Gliński
They were first used to escape from conquered Poland to then neutral Latvia (which used to be more friendly to Poland than e.g. neighbouring Lithuania) in Sept 1939. Then, less then a year later the Soviets occupied Latvia and acquired all the Latvian stuff as well.
27 June 2019, 18:52
Francesco E. Guida
Right Lukasz! 🙂 thanks guys. it was a real pleasure to build both kits and to assemble the dio 🙂 Bart, at all it is not so small, the dio is on a 15x20 cm base... ciao ciao
27 June 2019, 20:37
Łukasz Gliński
I like building and watching the planes or their kits with a story behind and this is prime example 🙂
27 June 2019, 20:46
A very nice dio!
28 June 2019, 09:10
Alec K
Thanks Lukasz, and I agree completely, especially when it's not well known. Great job again on this Francesco, and on your other projects as well 👍
28 June 2019, 11:07
Francesco E. Guida
Guys, thanks a lot. I totally agree with Lukasz, I also like building stories a lot, especially if those are less known! 🙂 this why I called my collections "samolety i malyye miry", something like "aircraft and little stories"... 🙂 thanks again to you all!
28 June 2019, 20:27


7 images
1:72 RWD-8 PWS (IBG Models 72503)1:72 Polski Fiat 508/III (IBG Models 72008)1:72 RWD-8 [DWL] (Yahu Models YMA7281)

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