Peekoo sent nice pics of PIK-21 Super Sytky OH-XMR.
This is plane which is somewhat … (I have to be honest now) ugly. It is plane which was designed right after WWII and I have often thought that this is an plane which would be result of some kind of committee work. Neverthless, it is an example of postwar aviation history of Finland. Interesting trivia would be that it has same wing as VL Pyörremyrsky.
Tthis example is rather nicely restored. It is located in The Aviation Museum of Central Finland (Keski-Suomen Ilmailumuseo). As always, Some pics below. I have really many pics but it is impractical to put them here. If interested in more pics, pls. contact me or, visit museum, it is really nice place and you support aviation history preservation.
Calling this plane military plane is rather overstatement, but still it is supposed to be classified as such. It was designed around 1924 by Boris Adaridi and it shares several similarities with Gluhareff S.22. See this for my blog posts regarding B. Adaridi & Gluhareff. Also wiki page.
As always, I have plenty more pics so if interested, pls. contact me. Also visit Finnish aviation museum where this plane is located.
Here is incredibly good looking part of PIK-series planes. It is PIK-21 Super-Sytky which has zero similarities in appearance to it’s older cousin PIK-18 Sytky. Incidentally, I have started, and not finished plan of this plane. It has some challenging elements from modelling & kitting perspective. Mainly those ‘cheeks’. They should be vac-formed, but making vac molds of that size is….
Rather nice plane anyway, really clean forms. (yeah – it was raining when these pics were taken..)
Here are pictures of plane which one might confuse of being an model. No it is not. It is real plane which I have had priviledge to turn into model. I have designed small electric version of plane along with Peanut version. Check this out for all articles of this plane.
These pics by Tatu Köykkä & Kari Ojala.