niedziela, 24 maja 2015
Caudron Renault CR. 714 Cyclone - Polish Aviation Museum, Kraków
Recently acquired very "hot" exhibit in Kraków: one of the two surviving Cyclones and one of the five delivered to Finland and treated as useles by Ilmavoimat for further combat use. This one here was only stored for years in forgotten hangar close to Lahti thankfully avoiding being destroyed or scrapped. Now this priceless aircraft was delivered as long term deposit to Kraków where the restoration works are planned. Currently displayed as is - original French paintscheme with faded remnants of Finnish Hakaristi. Engine and prop are missing, cockpit interior lacks instruments, few details are gone but overall this wooden fighter seems to be in good condition.