In tribute to the centenary of the end of the Great War, the editorial team of the bimonthly magazine dedicated to model aircraft has chosen to feature the Salmson 2.A2 on the front cover of its second issue.
After featuring the Mirage 2000 on the front of its first issue, next comes the Salmson 2.A2 for the second! A genuine architect of victory in the 1914-1918 war, 3,200 units of this reconnaissance aircraft were built in Emile Salmson’s factories, commissioned at the start of the last year of the conflict. Its cockpit, engine, engine cowlings, paint, patina, its rigging, etc. “Cocardes International” devotes seven pages to the history of the aircraft itself, of course, but also, above all, to its reproduction at a scale of 1:32.
The magazine also dedicates over twenty pages to the Russian Yakovlev Yak-3 aircraft, which served during the Second World War: presentation, models, technical characteristics, drawings, etc. This edition also features portraits (sometimes accompanied by correspondence) of the distinguished pilots that flew it. These include Roland Paulze d’Ivoy de la Poype. An ace of the Normandie-Niemen squadron, he left to join General De Gaulle in England, before travelling to the Soviet Union and returning to France, at the end of the war, onboard a Yak-3 provided by Stalin.
Another illustrious aircraft of the 1939-1945 war, the magazine also covers the Spitfire XVI. Famous for contributing to the success of the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom) against Nazi Germany, it is presented in the form of a 1:72 scale model.
Not forgetting the latest news, with the editorial, the calendar of events, and a look back at the recent Japan International Aerospace Exhibition in Tokyo, where fans of “Star Wars” could view the latest Millennium Falcon model from the brand Bandai.
“Cocardes international No 2.” November to December 2018. On newsstands until January 2nd. Éditions Dogfight. 84 pages.