John Dupre wrote:
As an American I know that if I were working at restoration shop with a mix of Allied and Axis aircraft I would find myself saying, "working on this German stuff is o.k. but I really like working on the Mustang". Do you think the mechanics at Meier tend to think the opposite?
working on a Mustang is a bit easier, you have enough paperwork to look at, in the shop there are 3 "living" Mustangs, so you can look at some details at the flying machine. Its almost a bit routine. As I said, its a bit easier. Okay, the Stang is well constructed, its pretty easy to work on her, you reach every part without being a surgeon, will say you´ve enough space to work.
Working on the Messerschmitt is "digging in history", its a unique plane with fantastic solutions. May be a bit overengeneered, but typical German craftmanship. Solid, everything fits without stress and so on.
The same thing at the Corsair. It was so satisfying for the team to convert the bentwing to its origin shape as it fought over Korea. Special work, "preserving history". Working on the Yak is not so funny cause its a pretty small fighter, no place and space. To change the radiators is a work that you will give away to your enemy, not to your friend. Working on the Spit also is not so funny, cause its british
will say there are some "special" solutions what we call "typical british", sophisticated. Its a fine plane, a piece of art, but working on it ..... you must like the british way, then you are the friend of the Spitfire.
Felix loves those british birds, so he is the responsible mechanic for those British projects. > the man in the middle
Jürgen would even buildt up 10 Messerschmitt in stead of having one Spitfire-project ! Jürgen is responsible for the Geman corner in the shop.
Olek ? Olek loves them all, especially those Mustangs, he is responsible togehter with Klaus for the American projects. On the left Olek, on the right Klaus
What about me ? I love em all, but my heart beats for the mighty Corsair. This is my ship in the shop !
Regards from Germany
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