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About two weeks ago, Wilches recommended a post-war, Polish version of the Anatra DS. That resurrected my interest in the Russian Civil Wars, and since the changes seemed minor, I decided to do it. It took a little longer than I expected, but it's finished and I uploaded it today. The Polish version has a different cowling, different radiator, and a slightly different rudder. As a result, it uses different skins from the Russian plane. I included the new skinning templates with the download, along with decals. The plane is armed  the same as the Russian version, with two guns and a small bomb loadout.

Ojcar made a new FM for this plane (my thanks to him) with improved handling and smoother take-offs. I will be revising the Russian and Austrian versions of the Anatra DS in the near future.







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Great to see you are 'back in action', Stephen! The weathered effect on the linen of the wings, and on the national markings, is particularly nice.

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 33Lima - Thanks! Actually, the Polish insignia are straight of of FE. FE already has insignia for all the nations included in the Nations.ini. Decals for nations not involved in WWI, like Switzerland, Netherlands, Soviet Union, and Poland are stock FE decals. I did include decals for Ukraine, since the Anatra factory was theirs, but not a skin.

Silberpfeil - Thanks! The gunner is set to be more average, but you can make the FM adjustments for your install easily enough. The Gun Data includes an Accuracy setting, so that would need to be adjusted as well.

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On 02.12.2018 at 7:17 PM, Stephen1918 said:

 I did include decals for Ukraine, since the Anatra factory was theirs, but not a skin.

In January 1918, there were 35 Anade/Anacler scouts and a small number of Anasals in the Ukrainian registries. All of them pass into the Ukrainian hands "by inheritance" from the tsarist aviation. Subsequently most of these airplanes either fell into disrepair or were captured by the Bolsheviks. None the less even in 1919, several Anasals were in the list of the Ukrainian aviation. But, unfortunately, we hawe no photos of these aircraft with Ukrainian identification marks. Most likely, they continued to fly with the old Russian roundels.

This may seem strange to you, but none of the Ukrainian governments that succeeded each other in 1918 did not use aircraft plant in Odessa. But the Austrians are interested in Odessa airplanes and took control of the production capacity of the Anatra plant. On April 10, 1918, 4-hour flight tests of the aircraft by Austrian specialists took place. Two days later, on April 12, the aircraft was adopted by the K. und K.aviation under the designation "Anatra" C.І.
On May 5, the firm received an order for 200 such aircraft with a deadline of August 15, 1918. The Austrians managed to take only 66 airplanes out of Odessa, the rest were either destroyed (on June 28, anarchist workers burned about 20 airplanes already received by the customer and ready for shipment to Austria-Hungary), or remained at the plant. When the Interventionists landed in the city in November 1918, they discovered at the Anatra plant 123 (or 134) Anasals. Part of these aircraft was later sent to the formation of the Denikin's Russian White Army. In the future, the power in Odessa several times passed from hand to hand, and each time the new "masters" replenished the fleet of their aircraft with Airplanes from factory stocks. But the production activity at the Anatra plant was completely frozen.

The figure below presents various options for the identification marks of Ukrainian aviation of 1918-1920. On April 30, 1918, by the order of the aviation inspector of the Ukrainian People's Republic, an identification mark was installed - a black trident on a white square. But for various reasons, in 1918 very few aircraft received new identification marks. These identification marks can be combined with blue-yellow stripes or with blue and yellow squares (in Galician aviation). The black trident as a symbol of Ukrainian aviation existed almost all the time of the liberation struggle of the Ukrainian people in the early 20th century. The presence of any other signs, such as blue-yellow circles or yellow tridents on a blue field, is not confirmed by any documents. This is probably a late falsification of immigrants. However, it can be argued that the question of the Ukrainian identification marks of the beginning of the 20th century is not fully understood, since there are not enough photographs and documents.


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