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Hi Pibwl - I've noticed that at present, Wikipedia is using a mixture of styles for Polish aircraft designations, sometimes even in the same article! Can you suggest whether PZL.37 is better than PZL-37 or vice versa? I think we should pick just one of these alternatives and stick to it. Cheers --Rlandmann 22:30, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)

If PZL.37 was more correct at the time the aircraft was built, I agree this would be better, and maybe we can standardise on that? You're probably in a better position than me to investigate this - please let me know what you find out. Cheers --Rlandmann 23:30, 15 Apr 2004 (UTC)
I've also added a few more PZL aircraft in the PZL article - could you please check my work? It's important that we get this list right so that we get the "Designation series" links right in the footers (by convention, three aircraft back and three forward) --Rlandmann 00:06, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

RWD[edit]

Hi again Pibwl - could you please check what I wrote at RWD (aircraft manufacturer) and make any corrections that you can see? I thought it was time we disambiguated from rear wheel drive! --Rlandmann 23:39, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Polishsymbol[edit]

Czy mógłbyś rzucić okiem na Template:Polishsymbol? Nie jestem pewien czy dobrze przetłumaczyłem polski odpowiednik. [[User:Halibutt|Halibutt]] 10:55, Oct 13, 2004 (UTC)

Dzięki serdeczne! Ja jestem tym mniej pewien bo na prawie znam się jak kura na pieprzu, ale przypuszczam że tak ten przepis można zinterpretować, w końcu wszelkie decyzje tak rządu rządu jaki i jego delegatur rejonowych podeń podlegają. A skoro tak, to także chyba herby i godła sankcjonowane decyzjami urzędów miejskich i rad miasta. Stąd to "assumed". Dzięki jeszcze raz. [[User:Halibutt|Halibutt]] 11:24, Oct 13, 2004 (UTC)

Bark[edit]

Przy odpowiednim pomniejszeniu wygląda nieźle - jako ikonka. [[User:Halibutt|Halibutt]] 13:26, Nov 27, 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

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Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

Helikoptery[edit]

Czesc, widzalem ze stworzylec artykul o PZL SW-4. Moze Cie zainteresuje pozwolenie ktore otrzymalem, do uzywania wszelkiego materialu jaki sie znajduje na http://www.pzl.swidnik.pl/.

Sa tam broszury w jezyku angielskim, np. http://www.pzl.swidnik.pl/AN2000/01_SOKOL/2101_p_smiglowce.htm

W razie potrzeby dalszych informacji lub zdjec, mam sie do nich zglosic.

Pozdrawiam--Emax 12:53, Feb 16, 2005 (UTC)


Otrzymalem taka odpowiedz na prosbe:

Szanowny Panie,

Nie widzę przeszkód w wykorzystaniu materiałów ze strony www.pzl.swidnik.pl do wzbogacenia kreowanego przez Pana serwisu. W przypadku gdyby materiały na naszej stronie okazały się niewystarczające proszę o kontakt.

Pozdrawiam

Karol Błaszczyk

Zdjecia najlepiej wladowac jako fairuse.

--Emax 17:52, Feb 16, 2005 (UTC)

Wiesz, to w zasadzie juz ich problem ;) W prosbie napisalem ze to niekomercyjna encyklopedia i ze potrzebne sa w celach edukacyjnych, a przy okazji - by ich zachecic - mieli by darmowa reklame swojego sprzetu - wiec sadzac po pozytywnej odpowiedzi, nie maja nic przeciwko :)

Co do wielkosci zdjec, moglbym je powiekszyc, juz mialem przygotowany folder i powiekszone, ale wywalilem caly - wiec jak cos moge za jakis czas wstawic wieksze, lub napisac prosbe o wieksze zdjecia.--Emax 17:39, Feb 17, 2005 (UTC)

IFD nomination - Hosho[edit]

Hi Pibwl. You nominated Image:Japanese.aircraft.carrier.hosho.jpg for deletion at WP:IFD. When you do that, please put {{ifd}} at the image description page. Also, note that the version you put at the Commons, Commons:Image:716px-Japanese.aircraft.carrier.hosho.jpg, has a different file name. Since the version you nominated isn't an orphan, it can't be deleted. Finally, I'm curious why you thumbnailed the image at the Commons to a width of only 716 pixels. I've uploaded the higher resolution version over top of it. Cheers, dbenbenn | talk 02:22, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing my attention at it. I was really wondering, from where I took 716px image of Japanese.aircraft.carrier.hosho.jpg - and finally found, that I've downloaded it from English Wikipedia in a thumbnailed version, instead of full size one. I must be aware of it in the future. Well, I guess, the best would be to upload it to commons with correct filename (without 716px) and quickly delete it from commons? (seems, that as for now, only Polish wiki uses it, which I'd change). Pibwl 18:30, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I went ahead and replaced it with Commons:Image:Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho.jpg here and on the Polish Wikipedia. dbenbenn | talk 19:40, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Tupelov Tu-22[edit]

Pibwl,

You said:

"Hello. How reliable are numbers of aircraft built, that you've given? I was basing before on Н.В.Якубович - Бомбардировщик Ту-22. And, would it be only 15-20 original Tu-22B to be exported?.. No more?.. Pibwl 22:37, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)"

The original Tu-22B was discontinued very early, BUT the Tu-22R retained conventional bombing capability (the recce pack could be removed from the weapons bay). The modern (post-Cold War) sources I've seen indicate that the exported Tu-22s were Tu-22Rs without the reconnaissance package (functionally Tu-22Bs, but incorporating the various incremental changes made to later-production aircraft). Given the relatively small numbers that were exported, that makes sense, since the VVS and AVMF were not operating Tu-22Bs and the early production aircraft were apparently bug-ridden (even for a very flawed design) -- they exported versions of the current production aircraft with sensitive systems deleted.

-- ArgentLA 14:47, 26 April 2005

WikiWings April 2005[edit]

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Hi again Pibwl. I'd like to give you the WikiWings award for February 2005 for your Lublin R-XIII article. While the award is meant to recognise excellence in a particular aircraft article, I'd also like to express my appreciation for your long-term tireless work on Polish aircraft here. Many thanks! --Rlandmann 02:03, 10 May 2005 (UTC)

A tak z ciekawości: dlaczego ponownie przeniosłeś 300 dywizjon pod adres "300 eskadra"? Ta jednostka miała swoją polską nazwę oraz nazwę w nomenklaturze RAF, która jednak nijak się nie miała do nazwy właściwej i oryginalnej. Zwróć uwagę, że polski dywizjon tłumaczy się na angielski właśnie jako command. Squadron to albo szwadron w kawalerii albo eskadra w lotnictwie. To że RAF używa innej nomenklatury jeszcze nie znaczy że polskie siły zbrojne też się na taką przestawiły... Halibutt 16:31, Jun 2, 2005 (UTC)
Poza tym, ta jednostka była częścią polskich sił zbrojnych a nie armii brytyjskiej, choć podlegała pod nią organizacyjnie. Jeśli iść za Twym przykładem, to artykuł o Polish 1st Armoured Division należałoby przenieść albo do British 1st Armoured Division (Polish), albo nawet Canadian 1st Armoured Division (Polish), co jest oczywistym absurdem. Halibutt 16:35, Jun 2, 2005 (UTC)
Dywizjon można tłumaczyć, w zależności od chęci, jako command, unit albo detachment. A co do nazw - squadron zaiste został przyjęty już w czasie wojny, tyle że nie przez Polaków, a przez Angoli, którzy po prostu znormalizowali nomenklaturę. Ostatecznie można polską jednostkę nazwać błędną, choć przyjętą w literaturze nazwą. Ja osobiście optowałbym za No. 300 "Land of Masovia" Polish Bomber Squadron albo No. 300 Polish Bomber Squadron, jeśli już musi być szwadron. Natomiast nazywanie tego polskim dywizjonem RAF jest jakimś nieporozumieniem - patrz przykład 1 pancernej, albo dowolnej innej jednostki polskiego wojska z tamtych czasów. Podobnie w zasadzie Armię Krajową można by nazwać British Home Army (Polish) albo polską MW nazwać Royal Navy (Polish). Na temat dywizjonu (nie szwadronu!) 303 toczyłem kiedyś ożywioną dyskusję z PBSem i efekt był taki, żeby na razie tego nie ruszać, póki 303 był jedynym dywizjonem opisanym. Jednak teraz już tak nie jest i nie widzę powodu by promować ten błąd. Halibutt 22:07, Jun 2, 2005 (UTC)
No, nie tak do końca. To u nich się toto nazywa nie po bożemu i to nie od Angoliśmy przejęli ten system. Patrz francuska Groupe (odpowiednik dywizjonu) dzieląca się na escadrille (czyli eskadry właśnie). To u Angoli te eskadry się skurczyły do pięciu samolotów (patrz choćby początkowy podział 303 na dwie eskadry po 5 maszyn), a za nimi poszły i dywizjony. Ale to detal.
Co do nazwy No. 300 Polish Bomber Squadron - może być. Może lepiej by było 300th Polish Bomber Squadron? No. jest skrótowcem, który równie dobrze można rozwinąć... Halibutt 23:17, Jun 2, 2005 (UTC)

Polish Wikipedians' notice board[edit]

zapraszam.--Witkacy 13:31, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Operacja Zima[edit]

Battle of Daugavpils -- [1] -- {{Battlebox|... }}

Czy można? :)

Pozdrawiam, Halibutt 14:20, Jun 21, 2005 (UTC)

Föhn[edit]

If you read the Wind article more closely, you will see that your concern is addressed in the Modern wind names section of the article. There is a link to Foehn (an acceptable alternate spelling) there. I hope you will find this suitable. Denni 00:50, 2005 Jun 24 (UTC)

We need to get our heads together[edit]

Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Battle_of_Port_Arthur&diff=0&oldid=15512534 You changed information from cited references. Please provide your sources and I'll dig out mine and recheck the data I entered. I stand corrected on whether they were repaired for later segments, that was an inference from information that some naval guns were landed and added to the harbor defenses. Other refs made it clear they were later in service, but our lists of ships definitely need reconciled. Also, I didn't yet add a battle source ref. to this article, only Theodore Rex which deals with background. Thanks, User:Fabartus || Talkto_FrankB 23:21, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the Speedy References Response[edit]

Re: Reference requests for Battle of Port Arthur

  • Thanks for the quick reply-- I'm chuckling as I'm 3/4 Polish myself genetically with 1/4 Lithuanian as well — though you might not be able to tell after what chauvenistic 'Civil Servants' did to our surname back when grandfather came through Ellis Island (immigrant processing center) at NYC. Your info does match mine, but those two episodes are considered part of the same battle in English and American Histories. I only had one reference when I first visited the battle, and hadn't quite gotten back to visiting it to expand, as I'm planning. Thanks for the on line references as well, I need to learn to search out more of those. The good ones are worth it, but many are so much junk. I still tend to go to printed texts. Let's stay in touch! Gotta get up and go this morning is moving fast, but it's better than yesterday if there's Wiki in it — I was going through some severe withdrawal by last evening (with the software upgrades) to the English Language Wiki).

Best Wishes, FrankB

User:Fabartus || Talkto_FrankB 28 June 2005 11:29 (UTC)

Piloci[edit]

Swietnie ze zakladasz nowe artykuly o polskich lotnikach - podrzucam Ci cos do rozwiniecia Stanisław Wigura ;)--Witkacy 3 July 2005 23:16 (UTC)

Moglbys dac glos na zostawienie - Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Anti-Polonism dzieki--Witkacy 4 July 2005 22:19 (UTC)

Polish Army[edit]

And again we have a lengthy voting on name issues - this time at Talk:Wojsko Polskie. Please join. Halibutt July 5, 2005 05:58 (UTC)

Zdjecia znalazlem na stronie ktora cala swoja tresc nie podala jako objeta prawami autorskimi - druga sprawa, to zdjecia robione przez wojsko podlegaja public domain - zdjecie ma okolo 80 lat, moim zdaniem mozna uzywac je smialo jako public domain - w 100% niczego nie jestem pewien ;)--Witkacy 7 July 2005 21:23 (UTC)
A tak na marginesie, kojarzy mi sie ze stworzyles kiedys artykul o Stanislawie Skalskim - ktory znikl, chyba ze tylko cos mi sie skojarzylo :)--Witkacy 7 July 2005 21:32 (UTC)
Masz racje, z tymi prawami jest niezly galimatjas - przypuszczam ze nikt juz nawet nie pamieta kto robil te zdjeci Indziaka, i zakladam ze posiada je jakies panstwowe archiwum, rowniez jest w ich posiadaniu. Czesto w ksiazkach sie spotykam z tym samym zdjeciem ktore raz ma podpis "prywatne archiwum XXX" a raz "archiwum muzeum XXX" - niech sie nad tym zastanowi adwokat ktory w razie potrzeby poda do sadu wikipedie, co jest raczej malo realne ;)
Co do Skalskiego - co autor to inna liczba, ale zawsze mozna podac liczbe XXX lub XXX--Witkacy 7 July 2005 21:57 (UTC)

Ludwik Idzikowski[edit]

Hi! I think the recent changes really help out the formatting and readability (the photos and links). I suppose it could use some headings to break up the text into summarized sections. What do you think of section headers like Military Career and Transatlantic Flights? Those may not be right, but I'm thinking it would be helpful to the reader to have it broken into sections.Tobycat 7 July 2005 23:35 (UTC)

Looking for Some Language Skills like Yours[edit]

Still poking around the Russo-Japanese War era...

  • Have you got any sources on
  1. when the Russians moved into Port Arthur and started upgrading it's harbor, port, town, etc. (which seems to have been well before (2-3 years?) the actual lease Kwantung Leased Territory of 1898).
  2. when they actually started building a railway South from Harbin, and North from Port Arthur?
  3. re: "Construction of the CER started in July 1897 along the line Tarskaya - Hilar - Harbin - Nikolsk-Ussuriski. ", Translations or Checks of what those redlinked city names were and are today in China Far East Railway Article, which along with Manchukuo Article seems to need some fact checking. The later at least misstates which country built the branch line south from Harbin to Port Arthur.
  4. Also whether and hence when they 'actually (ever) leased' the region of the mainline 'Manchurian Railroad' (CER) through Harbin (Chita to Vladovostok), and whether that has a treaty specific name such as the Kwangtung...
  • In sum, I'm trying to verify and reconcile dates of treaties and leases, et al between all the 'See Also' links at the bottom of the Manchurian Railway. These of course are also all relevant and important to the whole series of Russo-Japanese War articles, and later Second Sino-Japanese Wars, so I figured I'd take you up on your offer to help of a few weeks back. Pinning this kind of detail down can be important, so I welcome the help of someone with your language skills.
Still User:Fabartus with new Signature: FrankB 9 July 2005 17:37 (UTC)

Port Arthur etc[edit]

Aircraft specifications survey[edit]

Hi Pibwl! I would really appreciate your input in a survey currently underway to help develop a revised version of WikiProject Aircraft's standard specifications section. --Rlandmann 00:36, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Czołem! Zastanawiam się jak dalece można pociągnąć Twój pomysł na tłumaczenie nazw własnych polskiego sprzętu na angielski. Na razie przygotowuję się do przeniesienia wszystkich samolotów RWD do, na przykład, Rogalski Wigura Drzewiecki Mark 14 "Heron" (RWD-14 Czapla) i przeniesienia/zamiany PZL.37 Łoś na albo SAW Mark 37 "Elk", albo po prostu Mark 37 Medium Bomber. Masz jakiś pomysł co jeszcze można zmienić? Halibutt 15:43, July 22, 2005 (UTC)

Jak najbardziej serio. Patrz dyskusja przy okazji wymyślania nazwy na karabin Ur. Halibutt 10:31, July 25, 2005 (UTC)
Talk:Anti-tank rifle wz.35
Primo: w czym oryginalna nazwa jest gorsza od tej, którą raczyłeś wymyślić?
Secundo: dlaczego polski sprzęt wojskowy jako jedyny ma być tłumaczony?
Tertio: Dlaczego przeniosłeś artykuł poza procedurą?
Halibutt 05:22, August 2, 2005 (UTC)

Aircraft specs policy[edit]

Several weeks ago, you voted in the WikiProject Aircraft Specifications Survey. One of the results of the survey was that the specifications for the various aircraft articles will now be displayed using a template. Ericg and I have just finished developing that template; a lengthier bulletin can be found on the WT:Air talkpage. Naturally, we will need to begin a drive to update the aircraft articles. However, several topics in the survey did reach establish consensus, and they need to be resolved before we implement the template. It is crticial that we make some conclusion, so that updating of the specs can resume as soon as possible. You can take part in the discussions here. Thanks, Ingoolemo talk 06:03, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

Prawo autorskie[edit]

Czołem! Kiedyś wgrałeś to zdjęcie na polską wiki, a ja przegrałem je tutaj. Piotrus zwrócił mi uwagę, że sprawa ustawy z 1926 (i jej późniejszego brzmienia z 1935) wymaga nieco bardziej szczegółowego potraktowania, na przykład za pomocą stworzenia szablonu podobnego do {{PD-Poland}}. Czy masz może na podorędziu treść tych ustaw ([2], [3]) lub znasz kogoś, kto ma do nich dostęp? Halibutt 21:40, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Wybacz, zapomniałem dać Ci znać że Piotrus już znalazł co trzeba. Ciągle nie miałem jeszcze czasu przysiąść nad tym kolosem i opracować co trzeba, ale postaram się w najbliższej przyszłości - chyba że Ty masz chwilę. A co do szablonu - najśmieszniejsze jest w nim to, że (oczywiście) został już raz czy dwa razy skasowany. Jako divisive :) //Halibutt 21:32, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Infobox[edit]

There is a consensus discussion on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Aircraft#Infobox Aicraft consensus discussion on adopting a non-specifications summary infobox for aircraft articles. Your comments would be appreciated. Thanks! - Emt147 Burninate! 18:39, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Battles of Narvik[edit]

Hello Pibwl! I am trying to raise some attention about Battles of Narvik at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Collaboration to see if that might help make it better. Inge 01:54, 29 May 2006 (UTC)


Giulio Cesare[edit]

Thanks for your contribuition to the Giulio Cesare page ! I don't find small your modification, because I find that they clarify much the career in Russian service. I see that you're more active in aviation and Poland military history, and you make a good work (BTW, I find interesting the history of the wars immediately after WWI, especially that against Russia and Ukraine, I like non-trench warfare in WWI and interwar period, esp. when armoured cars are involved) dott.Piergiorgio 22:57, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply; I have looked a bit the site you point out; it's excellent, near par to bron pancerna (my benchmark for Polish military history sites in english) and very pleasant as choice of layout & colours, and I have happily added it to my bookmarks. I can point this site to the Italian NG of Military History ? dott.Piergiorgio 14:21, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

E1 Tracer photo[edit]

Yes that was one I took so thanks for the heads up. I've made sure I'm credited and asked the uploader to properly follow the GFDL and credit the author in future. David Newton 21:59, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Image:MD450 Ouragon 1.jpg and other[edit]

Hi Pibwl, i took the images in the brussel military museum. There may always be restrictions if you took a picture of goods which are not your own and you did not create. Its just a reminder. -- Stahlkocher 16:19, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

I put in the source. It was my mistake. Thank you! -- Stahlkocher 16:27, 17 July 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for your Poland-related contributions[edit]

Flag of Poland (state).svg
Hello Pibwl! Thank you for your contributions related to Poland. You may be interested in visiting Portal:Poland/Poland-related Wikipedia notice board, joining our discussions and sharing your creations with us.

-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  14:03, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Alexander Marinesko[edit]

Hi, Pibwl. A while back, you have called for a clarification on Marinesko's ethnicity. I have left a comment on Talk:Alexander Marinesko, and I would like to hear your opinion. Dziękuję. Dahn 21:12, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 28 September, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article PWS-33 Wyżeł, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 28 September, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article PWS-10, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
Updated DYK query On 2 October, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article BŻ-1 GIL, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Hello Piwl,

In reply to your message about the picture of the HNLMS Jacob van Heemskerk. I do not remember the exact site where I got it, but it was a site of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The pictures can be used provided the source (Koninklijke Marine) is attributed.Paaskynen 17:10, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Museum ships[edit]

Thanks for adding these ships (I did some minor tidying up loose ends as well). When I created this as a formal table, I had already noted upon the fact that there weren't enough non-US one's in there. Good work. MadMaxDog 05:52, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Museum Ships[edit]

Thanks... But Belfast definitely was a Light Cruiser :-) Pibwl ←« 20:20, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

"HMS Belfast, the Royal Navy's heaviest ever cruiser," doesn't quite seem to agree with your statement... MadMaxDog 05:56, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
Whether a cruiser is considered a heavy or a light cruiser depends on the calibre of her main battery; 6 inch guns make it a light cruiser. The displacement of the ship is of secondary importance. The County class heavy cruiser of the UK Navy had a displacement of 13 000 tons so the statement of the Belfast being the heaviest is disputable. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Paaskynen (talkcontribs) 20:26, 26 January 2007 (UTC).

Problematic ISBN in Polikarpov I-180 and Polikarpov I-185[edit]

Please see my query at Talk:Polikarpov_I-180. Thanks for whatever help you can give. Keesiewonder talk 23:49, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Aviation Newsletter delivery[edit]

The March 2007 issue of the Aviation WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 17:13, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Commons[edit]

Hi Pibwl, did i made a mistake? Normaly i use commonshelper today, but earlier i made it by hand. Please let me now, i will fix it! -- Stahlkocher 07:43, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

LWD Szpak[edit]

Updated DYK query On 24 April, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article LWD Szpak, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--howcheng {chat} 01:47, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

References[edit]

Please add references to your articles, I can't nominate Bolesław Orliński for DYK because of lack of references.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  04:50, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Dzięki. Na początek websity też wystarczą - a DYK wymaga źródeł. Pamiętaj, że możesz też sam siebie nominować tam, warto rozpowszechniać wiedze o naszym malym zakatku :) -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  22:26, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Polish aircraft requests[edit]

Hi again Pibwl! I don't know if you do requests, but I hope I can persude you to contribute the PZL-105 and PZL-126 sometime soon and help fill a couple of gaps in the missing aircraft list. Cheers --Rlandmann 23:45, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the PZL-105. You can read about the PZL-126 here if you're interested :). Thanks also for spotting the KZ III - if you ever see something like that on the Missing Aircraft lists, it would be a big favour if you could add a redirect to the article. Cheers --Rlandmann 21:53, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

PZL-106 Kruk[edit]

Updated DYK query On 7 May, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article PZL-106 Kruk, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--howcheng {chat} 06:47, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

I am glad to see you writing or expanding articles on aircraft! Keep up the good work. Are you a pilot? -- Chrislk02 (Chris Kreider) 12:24, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Good but I'm wondering why all sorts of coplex categories are being created . I've just seen Czech aicraft for instance and there must be over 5o cateories most of which only have one article in each. It is much more user friendly to have categories more condensed ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you" Contribs 21:04, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

E,g why not just use Category:Polish aircraft 1970-1979? If you want to distingiuh types of planes then lists should be created rather than complicated categories. ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you" Contribs 21:06, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

If there will be enough eventually for the categories of course that will be fine. They should have the expand tag in thwem until they develop ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you" Contribs 14:23, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

LWS-6 Żubr[edit]

Problem polega na tym, że o służbie w Luftwaffe mówią wyłącznie polskie źródła. Podają nawet nazwę szkoły pilotażu, która nie wytrzymuje konfrontacji ze źródłami niemieckimi - w Schleiβheim była szkoła pilotów myśliwskich (zresztą stara, jeszcze z czasów "tajnej Luftwaffe"), a Żubr miał być używany w szkole ślepego pilotażu dla pilotów bombowców. Niech sobie prośba o przypis wisi, może ktoś powiesi tam jakieś tajemne zachodnie źródło, które by to potwierdziło. Piotr Mikołajski 20:24, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Maiden flight[edit]

This date was chosen because it is single and unambiguous. There are some aircraft that have careers that spanned many decades; categorising 1939 aircraft into 1930-1939 produces a consistent result - otherwise where do we draw the line? What about aircraft with a maiden flight in December 1938 but used in the 1940s and 1950s? It's an arbitrary rule, but it should be consistent... --Rlandmann 20:44, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

PZL.43[edit]

Na przykład na podstawie monografii Karasia wydanej przez AJ-Press i napisanej przez Tomka Kopańskiego i Krzysztofa Sikorę. PZL.43 był eksportową wersją Karasia, nie kompletnie nową maszyną. De facto Bułgarzy w 1936 roku zakupili "PZL.23 série pour l'etranger", a nie "PZL.43". Już większy problem byłby z PZL.42, który początkowo był przebudowanym Karasiem, dopiero później otrzymał oznaczenie PZL.42 i w tym przypadku nie mam pewności, czy miał zachowaną nazwę Karaś. Być może coś w tej materii wyjaśni drugi tom Polskich Konstrukcji Lotniczych Andrzeja Glassa. Piotr Mikołajski 07:04, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Z oficjalnymi nazwami możemy nie dojść do ładu nigdy, bo i przed wojną specjalnego porządku w tym wszystkim nie było. Popatrz chociażby na stateczniki Karasi - niedługo przed wojną remontowane maszyny A i B zaczęły mieć nanoszone nowe oznaczenia, odpowiednio "Karaś I" i "Karaś II". Teraz pytanie za 100 punktów - czy PZL.23B nazywał się Karaś, czy może jednak Karaś II? Jeśli to drugie, to jak rozumieć oznaczenie "LWS-7 Mewa II" czy "PZL.53 Jastrząb II"? No i czemu w przypadku Karasia utrzymano oznaczenie PZL.23, a w przypadku Jastrzębia nadano nowy numer? Bez pół litra chyba się nie da...
Jeśli chodzi o PZL.43, to według Kopańskiego do Bułgarii dostarczono 5 samolotów - cztery po kampanii wrześniowej i piąty w październiku 1940 po badaniach w Rechlinie. Chyba w artykule napisałem coś nie do końca klarownie. Zasadniczo książka z 2004 roku wydana przez Stratusa jest nowym wydaniem monografii AJ-Pressu, więc jeśli w obu tych pozycjach są rozbieżności, to sam nie wiem która jest prawidłowa. Jeśli chodzi o nowe źródła, z utęsknieniem czekam na Stratusa, aż wydadzą II tom książki Glassa. Mam z nimi kontakt i to będzie dzieło naprawdę epokowe, więc zakładam że będziemy mieć wyjaśnionych sporo kwestii związanych z maszynami PZL. Piotr Mikołajski 07:49, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
W teorii nowsza książka tego samego autora powinna być bardziej aktualna, ale w praktyce być nie musi i w Polsce często nie jest. Musiałbym znaleźć czas i porównać oba wydania, żeby sprawdzić aktualizację danych. Jeśli dobrze kojarzę, to ta nowsza książka o Karasiu jest identyczna z wersją anglojęzyczną wydaną przez Mushroom Model Publications - tę gdzieś powinienem mieć i jak mi się ją uda wygrzebać, to posprawdzam dane. Z kolei mimo mojego wielkiego szacunku do Cynka, to jego publikacje są w środowisku autorów lotniczych krytykowane za brak nowych badań i powielanie starszych informacji. Piotr Mikołajski 21:20, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
Tylko że w tym samym artykule Glassa i Mazura masz kolejne potwierdzenie obecnej edycji - relację Czesława Maliniaka. Pisze on o 3 maszynach, które na jego oczach zostały uszkodzone/zniszczone podczas bombardowania, oraz o kolejnych 5 stojących na Bielanach, które przejęli. W przypisie jest informacja, że w PZL były w tym czasie 2 samoloty, ale nie ma korekty dotyczącej 5 maszyn z Bielan. Dawałoby to 7-8 samolotów, a nie 6. Tak naprawdę mam wrażenie, że żaden z autorów nie przykłada wagi do takich detali :o/ Piotr Mikołajski 06:36, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
Jak się dogrzebię do odpowiedniej książki, to posprawdzam dokładnie. Myślę, że najsensowniej będzie napisać o obu wersjach z zaznaczeniem, które źródło o której wersji wydarzeń mówi. Raz, że nie będzie revertów do jednej edycji lub drugiej. Dwa, że pokażemy problem z danymi. Trzy, że w spokoju doczekamy do książki Glassa, która (mam nadzieję) tego typu zagadki nam powyjaśnia. Piotr Mikołajski 14:32, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

More missing aircraft requests[edit]

Hi again - next week, my trudge through the Missing Aircraft will bring me to the Bartel BM-1 Maryla, BM-2, BM-4, and BM-5. I wonder if you could help out with any of these? (I see that pl.wikipedia already has the BM-4 and BM-5). Cheers --Rlandmann 21:36, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks very much! I'll skip over these if I get to them before you come back. --Rlandmann 22:21, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Good to see you back - and more photos are always good (I think photos are a big priority for WP:Aircraft) Cheers --Rlandmann 21:33, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Obrazki[edit]

Jak chcesz mieć większe obrazki, to zmień ustawienia użytkownika. Wklepywanie wymiarów obrazka na sztywno uniemożliwia ich zmianę przez użytkowników, a to godzi w dostępność i użyteczność artykułów. Dyskusji na ten temat było sporo, możesz zresztą podpytać o to któregokolwiek z administratorów zajmujących się projektem. Generalnie przyjęto zasadę, że jeśli ktoś chce sobie obejrzeć większe obrazki, to niech sobie zmieni ustawienia albo niech klika na zdjęcie - IMHO słusznie. Po-2 jest w polskich barwach i jako taki leci do sekcji Operators, gdzie wstawiane są zdjęcia samolotów w barwach obcych użytkowników. Jak znam życie, odpowiednie zdjęcie z bombami jest albo w Commons, albo w lokalnych wersjach, skąd można je do Commons przenieść. Piotr Mikołajski 14:36, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

No to lecą odpowiedzi:
  1. Jak masz fotkę CSS-13, to wrzuć do "Operators", jeśli nie - niech Po-2LNB tam zostanie.
  2. Jeśli koniecznie chcesz mieć Aeroklub PRL, to zrób redirect do Aeroklub Polski. Tak naprawdę nie ma to jednak większego sensu, bo przecież nie wpisujemy przecież, że MiG-19 był używany przez WLiOPK, tylko przez Polish Air Force. Informacja, że w latach tych i tych instytucja/formacja była zwana tak i tak, powinna być umieszczona w artykule, nie ma sensu mnożyć bytów ponad potrzeby. Podobnie w sekcji "Operators" wpisujemy konkretnych użytkowników, a nie coś takiego jak "Polish civilian aviation". To ostatnie jest kompletnie nieokreślone i tak naprawdę nic w tej sekcji nie mówi, więc będzie albo kasowane przez innych, albo zmieniane przeze mnie na Aeroklub.
  3. Default users mogą sobie kliknąć na miniaturkę zdjęcia, jeśli czegoś nie widzą. W większości przypadków i tak trzeba klikać, bo pełne zdjęcia są dużo lepsze niż wszelkiej wielkości miniaturki. Wstawianie sztywnych wymiarów zdjęć skończy się albo ich usunięciem przeze mnie, albo zgłoszeniem Twoich działań do któregoś z adminów i upomnieniem - w przypadku wyjątkowego uporu: banem. Zasady dotyczące miniaturek są tutaj określone od dawna i wszyscy się ich trzymają, więc szkoda Twojego i mojego czasu na takie zabawy. Pamiętaj też, że wstawiając sztywny rozmiar miniaturek uniemożliwiasz innym ich skalowanie według ustawień użytkownika, a to już działanie wbrew Internautom. Piotr Mikołajski 15:52, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
To lecimy dalej:
  1. Aeroklub Polski to nazwa własna, "Polish Aero Club" może być zrozumiany jako "jakiśtam aeroklub w Polsce" - to po pierwsze. Po drugie: tak, jak nie tłumaczy się Luftwaffe na German Air Force, nie trzeba też tłumaczyć nazwy Aeroklub Polski w linkach, wystarczy w docelowym artykule. Zresztą IMHO powinien zostać on przeniesiony właśnie pod Aeroklub Polski, a Polish Aero Club powinien być redirectem.
  2. Sekcja Operators to m.in. moja działka i w niej stawiamy na równi wszystkich użytkowników. Siły powietrzne nie są ważniejsze od aeroklubów, a wielkie linie lotnicze nie są ważniejsze od lokalnego przewoźnika z dwiema maszynami.
  3. Polish Air Ambulance Service - o ile wiem, mamy w Polsce tylko Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe, tłumaczenie i link spokojnie można zmienić. Przydałby się pewnie artykuł etc., ale na to nie mam czasu.
  4. Jeśli chodzi o zdjęcia, to nadal nie rozumiesz podstawowej rzeczy - miniaturki nie mają 180px szerokości, ale mają tyle, ile sobie ustawił użytkownik. Chcesz mieć większe, to sobie zmień, ale nie decyduj za innych, bo Twoje widzimisię nie może kolidować z prywatnym widzimisię poszczególnych użytkowników. Przy ustawieniach defaultowych każdy może sobie ustawić wedle własnego życzenia, wstawiając na sztywno 250px odbierasz wszystkim możliwość ustawienia np. 300px czy 100px, bo mają duże albo małe monitory, albo mają taki kaprys. Oczywiście możesz wstawiać sztywne rozmiary zdjęć, ale musisz liczyć się z tym, że po pierwsze zrobię reverty, po drugie zaraportuję to do adminów. Z żadnym z nich tej kwestii nie wyjaśnisz, bo była wałkowana w projektach lotniczych już szereg razy i skończy się na tym, co mamy teraz. Jeśli mimo dyskusji będziesz wstawiał sztywny wymiar fotek, skończy się banem - IIRC już takie przypadki były. Jedynymi wyjątkami są zdjęcia w infoboksach (co jest zrozumiałe) oraz mapy z krajami użytkowników i rzuty 3D. Chcesz - próbuj to zmienić, ale szanse masz znikome, a przeciwników zdecydowaną większość wśród zarządzających projektem. Piotr Mikołajski 21:20, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
No to po kolei:
  1. W przypadku LOT Polish Airlines artykuł powinien zostać nazwany Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT, ale ktoś popełnił identyczny błąd, jak Visior z przeniesieniem Aeroklubu pod nazwę angielską. Nb. nazwa angielska jest IMHO pisana z błędem, bo słowo "polski" w nazwie AP nie pochodzi od przymiotnika polski, ale od rzeczownika Polska. W takim wypadku nazwa powinna lecieć mniej więcej The Aero Club of the Poland, przez analogię do używanego dawniej The Aero Club of the Polish Peoples Republic. Last but not least jak sobie spojrzysz na stronie FAI na dane kontaktowe dotyczące Polski, zobaczysz nazwę Aeroklub Polski, a nie tłumaczenie na angielski czy francuski. Nie musimy być świętsi od papieża i dowodem na to niech będzie choćby Aeroméxico, Aeroflot, Det Norske Luftfartselskap, Linjeflyg, L'Avion, Svensk Interkontinental Lufttrafik, Svenska Lufttrafik, Union des Transports Aériens czy Union des Transports Aériens de Guinée, których to nazw nikt nie tłumaczy na angielski, choć większość wyglądałaby doskonale.
  2. Polish Air Force jest czymś kompletnie innym, niż artykuł o PLL LOT. Polskie lotnictwo wojskowe miało w ciągu 80 lat istnienia wiele nazw, a przez pewien czas operowało także pod nazwą Polish Air Force. W tym wypadku taki tytuł artykułu jest pewnego rodzaju disambigiem, bo nie da się używać jednej sensownej nazwy polskiej, choćbyśmy nawet bardzo chcieli.
  3. Aeroklub Polski istnieje od 1919 roku, a od 1920 roku jest członkiem FAI. Fakt, że od 1921 stosowano nazwę Aeroklub Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, a w latach 1957-1990 Aeroklub Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej niczego tak naprawdę nie zmienia, bo ciągłość AP została zachowana. Zresztą w artykule jest kolejny błąd, bo Aeroklub Polski pod różnymi nazwami to jedna i ta sama instytucja, a nie jakieś kolejno powstające i upadające twory. Nazwa Aeroklub Polski na Wikipedii powinna być stosowana dokładnie na takich samych zasadach, na jakich stosowana jest nazwa Polish Air Force - niezależnie od faktycznej formalnoprawnej nazwy obowiązującej w danym okresie. Pomijam już fakt, że ścisłe trzymanie się nazw stosowanych w danym okresie będzie prowadzić do absurdów. Przy LWD Junak powinieneś wpisać ARP i APRL - Twoje reverty w tym miejscu są błędne, bo APRL nie istniał w 1956 roku, gdy Junaki już w aeroklubach latały. Przy Wildze z kolei powinieneś wpisać APRL i AP, co również jest bez sensu, bo to de facto jedna i ta sama organizacja, tyle że w 1990 roku przemianowana. Konsekwentne stosowanie nazwy Aeroklub Polski pozwoli na uniknięcie tych wszystkich problemów bez wpływu na zawartość merytoryczną haseł.
  4. Tłumaczenie wszystkich polskich nazw własnych na angielski mija się kompletnie z celem, jakim jest stworzenie encyklopedii. Mija się też ze zdrowym rozsądkiem, bo wielu nazw nie da się sensownie przetłumaczyć. Nie ma też takiej praktyki - znajdziesz tutaj setki haseł pod oryginalnymi nazwami, jak wspomniane wyżej linie lotnicze czy np. francuska Aviation Navale i nikt ich nie zmienia na siłę na wersje angielskie. Nie twierdzę, że należy absolutnie wszystko zostawiać w języku polskim, ale nie widzę najmniejszego sensu w tworzeniu absurdalnych tłumaczeń na siłę. Weźmy choćby takie LPR - można zrobić te nieszczęsne Polish Air Ambulance Service, ale chyba jednak lepiej zostawić Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe, które przynajmniej będzie zgodne z napisami na sprzęcie.
  5. O obrazkach możesz poczytać np. w tej dyskusji. Ten użytkownik sprawia wiele problemów, bo oprócz niedostrzegania przycisku "podgląd" ma swoją wizję wyglądu artykułów średnio zgodną z wytycznymi projektu. Jego argumentacja jest właściwie identyczna z Twoją, więc sobie spokojnie możesz przeczytać i przetrawić całość dyskusji. Ostatni głos jest głosem administratora, który pojawił się w dyskusji na moją prośbę. Nie chce mi się szukać innych dyskusji tego typu, ta jest doskonałym przykładem, jak Twoje próby przekonywania kogokolwiek mogą wyglądać. Szans na przeforsowanie swojego punktu widzenia praktycznie nie masz, bo nikt z liczących się w projekcie osób tego nie poprze. Wstawianie stałych szerokości na siłę skończy się ich kasowaniem, a w przypadku wstawiania ich na siłę już po takiej dyskusji skończy się krótszym bądź dłuższym banem. Tak to tutaj wygląda i od tej reguły nie ma wyjątków. Opisałem Ci przyszły przebieg wydarzeń, jeśli masz czas na powtarzanie takich dyskusji, to możesz próbować innych przekonywać, chętnie popatrzę. Piotr Mikołajski 08:22, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
Lecimy
  1. W teorii niedopuszczalne jest pisanie "Polska", bo powinniśmy pisać "Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa" albo "Rzeczpospolita Polska", ewentualnie ich angielskie odpowiedniki. Nie piszemy jednak tego z przynajmniej dwóch powodów: dla własnej wygody oraz żeby nie wprowadzać zamieszania wśród mniej zorientowanych. To samo dotyczy Polish Air Force, więc IMHO spokojnie może dotyczyć Aeroklubu. Przy czym zdecydowanie wybieram nazwę polską, bo skoro inne nacje wpisują swoje nazwy narodowe, to dlaczego my koniecznie musimy wpisywać tłumaczenie angielskie? Niech się inni nauczą nazwy "Aeroklub Polski", podobnie jak niech się nauczą nazwy "Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT" czy "Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe", zwłaszcza że są to nazwy własne i oficjalne, a nie nazwy opisowe.
  2. W nazwie Aeroklub Polski drugi wyraz jest wyprowadzony od rzeczownika, nie od przymiotnika - nie "jaki aeroklub" (polski), ale "czyj aeroklub" (Polski). Oczywiście nazwa powinna być bez drugiego the, wklejałem angielską nazwę APRL i przeoczyłem nadmiarowe "the".
  3. Artykuł o AP poprawię, jak znajdę wolną chwilę, z czym ostatnio ciężko. Mimo wszystko wolę pracę porządkową, to dla mnie relaks i przerywnik w pracy.
  4. Niestety, duże obrazki są mi solą w oku i będę je zmieniał niezależnie od tego, kto je wstawi. Możemy dyskutować o tym, czy dany obrazek powinien być w tym miejscu, czy w innym, ale pod względem wbijania rozmiarów na sztywno przyjmuję pozycję nienegocjowalną. Piotr Mikołajski 17:31, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Grafiki[edit]

Witam i proszę o pomoc, ładowałem grafiki na commons z licencją "polishpd" która została ostatecznie dopuszczona po dyskusji [4], w sytuacji gdy w książkach autora zdjęcia nie było umieszczałem napis "unknown". I teraz oznacza mi pewien jegomość te zdjęcia jako do usunięcia (bo nie ma autora) np. [5], w tym przypadku autor jest nie do ustalenia bo zdjęcia znaleziono u żołnierza nie znanego z nazwiska (a być może to nie on je zrobił). Podobnie to zdjęcie [6], przekazane przez anonimowego Niemca do Polskiej Misji Wojskowej w Berlinie w 1950 (zatem autor niemożliwy do ustalenia), a więc siłą rzeczy autora tego podać nie mogę. Zatem mam prośbę, czy mógłbyś mi wyjaśnić czy muszę podawać do tego taga autora skoro w źródle go nie ma lub nie można go ustalić ? Czy wogóle jest obowiązek podawania autora do tego konkretnego taga ? A jeszcze ten jegomość oznaczył mi zdjęcia plakatów[7] wywieszonych na ulicy które zrobiłem moim aparacikiem jako "derivetive", czy mógłbyś wyrazić sowją opinię na ten temat ? Przecież to są plakaty informacyjne wywieszone publicznie, a ich autor nie jest wogóle znany. Proszę o pomoc. Pozdrawiam. Spetsedisa 23:58, 18 June 2007 (UTC) 23:54, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Bf 108[edit]

Według monografii Wydawnictwa Militaria wersja A była dwumiejscowa, wersje B, C i D były czteromiejscowe. W zasadzie artykuł przydałoby się poszerzyć, ale zostawiam to sobie na jakiś czas wolny. Przy okazji: w najnowszym numerze "Lotnictwa z Szachownicą" jest świetny artykuł Morgały: Samoloty zdobyczne w lotnictwie polskim po 1945 roku. Będzie na czym się oprzeć m.in. w przypadku tych Bf 108. Piotr Mikołajski 06:25, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Wszędzie wersja A jest podawana jako 2+0, pozostałe jako 2+2, ale... masz rację. Sprawdziłem teraz uważnie tekst, gdzie jest mowa o zgłoszeniu prototypu do Challenge i wyraźnie mówią tam o czterech miejscach. Kolejnym potwierdzeniem jest relacja z przebiegu imprezy, gdzie dla odchudzenia samolotu wymontowano zagłówki i podłokietniki z tylnych foteli. Zdjęcia również wyraźnie pokazują "szklarnię" dużo za długą dla dwumiejscowej maszyny. Najwyraźniej ktoś kiedyś wyszedł z założenia, że w Challenge były samoloty dwumiejscowe, bo leciały nimi dwie osoby. Reszta to powieliła i poszło w świat... Piotr Mikołajski 07:02, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Various[edit]

Thanks for the help on the Bartels - are you sure that the BM-1 was only on paper? Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation states that a single prototype was built (p. 121), but I can't find anything else in English about this aircraft. If you ever have time, I'd really appreciate it if you could please translate the History section from here for me.

I can find nothing on a Pallavicino PS-1, but since (as you know) Cesare Pallavicino was a designer for Caproni in 1934, I'm very certain that the Pallavicino PS-1 is the same aircraft that the [Royal Air Force Museum thesaurus] calls the Caproni PS.1. Next time I'm at the library, I will try to confirm this! (I note that in general, Eastern European sources usually tend to emphasise the name of the designer over the name of the firm).

Likewise, I have nothing on the Hollsmidt 222, but will try to find out more at the library.

I'm not sure that links to photos on an external homepage are very useful - Wikipedia is a very long-term project! What we are all working towards is hopefully a resource that will be useful for many, many years to come. This is why in general, Wikipedia discourages external links, especially to "private" websites.

Finally, the guideline about fixed-width image sizes can be found here. It's a strong recommendation, meaning that there should be some very good reason for fixing the size (see examples on the page). Generally, we shouldn't specify sizes just because we think it looks good - because (as I'm sure you know) it will look different on someone else's monitor anyway! At the moment, some editors are working very hard to remove fixed sizes from as many images as possible, and I think it's best to let them have their way - they have a lot of support in this and fighting it would be a waste of time. --Rlandmann 23:52, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your help with the BM-1 translation. Based on that, I've created a short article. Unless some other evidence shows up, I think Jane's is wrong about the prototype. When you next have time, could you please write something to go at Ryszard Bartel? (pl has an article). As for the BM-6, it would be very nice to complete the coverage of this designer, but personally, you can see I'm on a mission at the moment, so I'm trying not to be distracted by other interesting aircraft not on the list! (and of course there are lots of these...) Thanks again for all your help --Rlandmann 21:28, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

AP[edit]

Strona oficjalna jak strona oficjalna, niejedną głupotę ludzie potrafią napisać. Okazuje się jednak, że od czasów mojego wstępowania do aeroklubu poczyniono jakieś zmiany w statucie... albo ja miałem do wglądu coś innego niż statut. W obecnym wyraźnie odmieniają to jako nazwę przymiotnikową, co mnie mocno zaskoczyło. Wychodzi zatem, że tłumaczenie jest dobre, o ile oczywiście nie czepiać się detali typu "aero club" kontra "aeroclub", bo sami anglojęzyczni nie doszli z tym do porozumienia. Według Google pierwszego jest 829,000, drugiego 774,000 - czyli jakiejś wybitnej różnicy nie ma. Piotr Mikołajski 08:44, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 24 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Challenge 1934, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Carabinieri 16:52, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On June 26, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ryszard Bartel, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Well done on the article, which was kindly nominated by Piotrus. The Polish contingent can be proud of their very strong contributions to Wikipedia. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:32, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

MD-12 fixed width photo[edit]

I don't like this kind of forcing your POV about formatting of articles in WikiProject Aircraft. We use thumbnails here and even license tricks with "no less than 250px" restriction won't help you with using fixed width images. This time photos were exchanged and your license is not broken but think about not posting such images next time more seriously. Regards, Piotr Mikołajski 08:39, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

I have removed the image from the article as it is a non-free image and appears to violate copyright policy both here and at Commons, which states "Publication of derivative work must be allowed"[1]. Derivative works includes reduced-size images, and a size restriction therefore violate the Commons licensing policies. Likewise, images cannot be used on Wikipedia which retain such restricions to their use. Your attempt to force your point of view on others by deliberately disabling User Preferences is not appreciated, and could be seen as downright arrogant. Please refrain from continuing in this, and consider this a formal level 2 warning. AKRadeckiSpeaketh 13:33, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Akradecki appears to be correct hear, especially considering there is a public domain image in existence. There is no need to use a copyrighted image used with explicit conditions when a PD image can do the job. -- Chrislk02 (Chris Kreider) 13:50, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

P.24[edit]

Taki wpis ("najbardziej popularny") zostanie usunięty, jeśli nie będzie podparty cytatem. Poza tym nie wiem, czy P.24 był najbardziej popularnym myśliwcem, jednak CR.32 był używany dużo dłużej i przez większą liczbę krajów - na pewno do 1939 roku były to Austria, Chiny, Hiszpania, Niemcy (zdobyte maszyny austriackie), Węgry i Włochy. Nie mam pod ręką dat eksportu do pozostałych państw, ale pewnie też parę z nich by doszło. Co do obrazków - ostrzegałem :o) Piotr Mikołajski 09:09, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Tak na szybko masz jeszcze Gloster Gladiator z 15 krajami, Bristol Bulldog (10), Hawker Hart (9), Hawker Audax (odmiana Harta, 8 krajów) czy wreszcie Gloster Gauntlet (6 użytkowników). P.24 do czołówki naprawdę sporo brakuje. Piotr Mikołajski 21:14, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

PZL P.7 and PZL P.11[edit]

As noted, the quote from Joe Baugher is "The best-known version was the P-11" referring to the P.7. Frans Bonne goes further, "Work on the P.7 prototype powered by 1 Å~ Bristol Jupiter radial was underway, and the Polish government contacted P.Z.L. to develop a fighter based on the P.7, but powered with the Bristol Mercury. Redesign of the fighter was started by Zygmunt Pulawski as the P.11." It began as a variant and has to be considered such. I can provide many more quotes if needed. FWIW Bzuk 00:34, 3 July 2007 (UTC).

M. Pibwl, I agree, the development line of the P.11 is somewhat ambiguous although the fact that the aircraft design began as a development is indicated by your own quote: "After designing the P.7, Pulawski started further variants with larger engines, leading eventually to the P.11."Another quote from a Polish source: "The installation of a radial engine in the P.Z.L. P.7 diminished the excellent forward view for the pilot that was achieved in the P.Z.L. P.1 with its narrower V-12 engine, and it was proposed to improve this situation by the introduction of a Bristol Mercury radial engine, which was of smaller diameter than the Jupiter that powered the P.Z.L. P.7a. This version of the fighter was designated P.Z.L. P.11."
I was not the original editor who posted that infobox connection but after thinking about it, I agreed that there was a logical development here and that if a note was made in the citation, it would clearly show the phase of development, however, I will tie it in in some other section of the article. Cheers Bzuk 14:12, 3 July 2007 (UTC).
M.Pibwl, check the alteration I have made in the article, I believe it accurately describes the evolution of the type. FWIW Bzuk 20:14, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Potez 25[edit]

O Potezie wiem tyle, co nic. W Polsce były z pewnością mocno modyfikowane, ale w jakim stopniu te modyfikacje wprowadzano i na ilu egzemplarzach - nie mam pojęcia. W ogóle Potez zasługuje na porządną monografię, łącznie z tymi zdobytymi i testowanymi/używanymi przez Luftwaffe. Piotr Mikołajski 11:14, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Blériot-SPAD S.51 and S.61[edit]

Hi Pibwl - I've just written up these two French fighters; I know that they were used in significant numbers by Poland, but not much more than that. I'm asking you and Piotr if you can add anything more, especially about the S.61 that was also licence-built in Poland. Cheers --Rlandmann 23:33, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

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SZD i Mielec[edit]

O Mielcu wiem niewiele. Byłem w zakładach w 1997 roku podczas I Światowego Zlotu An-2, ale panował tam taki chaos, że nie szło z nikim pogadać czy czegokolwiek się dowiedzieć. Swoją drogą żałuję, że nie miałem wówczas cyfraka, Irydy stały na "linii produkcyjnej" i mógłbym takie fotki porobić, że aż miło. Jeśli chodzi o szybowce, to jestem za nazwami SZD-xx, jak to zresztą widać po moim [User:User:Piotr Mikołajski#To-Do|To-Do]]. Jest tam chyba kompletny spis wszystkich maszyn i uporządkowana konwencja nazewnicza, łącznie z numerkami poszczególnych wersji. Zunifikowałem też chyba wszystkie literki i dodatkowe oznaczenia, więc w pewnym sensie część pracy masz już zrobionej. Jest to też mój punkt widzenia na nazewnictwo poszczególnych artykułów ;) Piotr Mikołajski 12:22, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

French Navy[edit]

Hello,

Thank you for you contributions to French Navy. There's some significant overlapping between French Navy and History of the French Navy‎, don't you think that we might want to add new material to History of the French Navy‎ and actually size down the historical part of French Navy ?

Also, in [8], you mention "modern battleships: 2 (plus 1 in last stadium of construction and 1 in construction)" ; I think that it's more like "1 (plus 1 in last stadium of construction and 1 in construction)": while the Richelieu was operational, the Jean Bart was not completely operational (though she did give the Allied a hard time at Casablanca. As far as I know, the Clemenceau was about 15% complete when she was scrapped by the Germans, and the keel of the Gascogne was never laid down.

Cheers ! Rama 23:01, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Image:96-25.JPG[edit]

Hi. Thank you for a message. Sorry,I can't speak English well. Thia is a photo. This photograph is anti-aircraft gun of battleship "Yamato" of the Japanese Navy . Please see also ja:九六式二十五粍高角機銃 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.173.102.14 (talk) 12:42, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Re: AWM images[edit]

Hi. The copyright status of pre-1955 images from the AWM's database has been discussed several times, and the consensus each time was that they're out of copyright and that the AWM's advice was not correct. As the database itself says that the images are out of copyright and the AWM doesn't have an exemption from Australian copyright laws the images seem to be acceptable for use here and in Wikicommons. See: Template_talk:AWM-image for a summary of this issue. --Nick Dowling 23:33, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

HMS Jervis (F00)/J, K and N class destroyer[edit]

I've just posted some replies to your comments there, and there. Xyl 54 16:50, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject Ships[edit]

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If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks and related articles. Thanks! Maralia 02:16, 13 October 2007 (UTC)


re:Juliusz Nowina-Sokolnicki[edit]

No faktycznie jakis troll sie uwzial, dalem semiprotekcje.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  23:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Watercolors[edit]

Hi. I have already fixed the tags and rationales of the derivative works I uploaded. Thank you.DagosNavy 1:46, 01 March 2008 (UTC)

Sequence[edit]

Hi! Great to have you back!

"Sequence" was removed as part of resolving a big problem that WikiProject aircraft was having due to the project's standard page layout not conforming to the general Wikipedia conventions. It was necessary to move the "See also" section higher in the article (after "specifications" and before "references") and to move purely navigational content (ie, the sequences) to a navbox at the end of the article.

This work is still on-going, but we've made some good progress - all of the manufacturers here now have navboxes in place. Apart from conforming better to the rest of Wikipedia, I'm sure you realise the benefits of being able to correct a template and have the sequences corrected in all aircraft by that manufacturer at the same time! :)

If you want to, it would be a big help if you could template some of the Polish manufacturers that you've done so much work on. It's probably easiest to copy-and-paste one of the existing templates to get started, and if you need any help, please ask! :) --Rlandmann (talk) 22:14, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

If you take a look at the existing templates, we've been including all obscure aircraft and even unbuilt designs when there is a known designation. Redlinks are good - they grow the wiki! --Rlandmann (talk) 22:54, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Stall speed[edit]

"Minimum speed" is a less technical way of expressing "stall speed" (or, more specifically, one of the stall speeds for that aircraft - probably VS1). This is the lowest speed at which the aircraft remains controllable. For our articles, it's probably not a relevant detail except for STOL designs. --Rlandmann (talk) 20:43, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

No problem: you should just write "Stall speed=57" rather than "<57". Actually, I think that the single- and multiple-engine categories are practically useless; they're hopelessly broad. As you know, each one would eventually contain several thousand entries - how is that supposed to help anyone find anything? Practically no-one in WikiProject:Aircraft uses these - they were set up by someone who classified a few dozen articles and then gave up. Since then, two other editors took up the cause and have classified several hundred more. I suggested deleting these categories a little while ago, but didn't pursue the issue. Sometime soon, I'll be starting a formal deletion process for them. If you can think of some way that they're useful, however, I'd love to hear it! --Rlandmann (talk) 22:39, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Actually, that's how these categories seem to have started. From the beginning of the category system, we had categories for some unusual wing and engine types; then somebody started adding categories for very common types. You might have noticed things like Category:High wing aircraft.
While I'm here - when you've finished adding a new type, could you please add {{subst:aerotag}} to the article's talk page? This tags it for the people interested in rating articles. I think it's stupid, myself, but if we remember to tag articles when they're contributed, it saves work for other people later. Also, please remember to add to the new articles list.
One more thing that might make your life easier - I created an Excel spreadsheet that easily converts from metric to English units and back. If you'd like a copy of this to help with filling in the specifications section, please email me, and I'll send you a copy. --Rlandmann (talk) 22:51, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

First air army?[edit]

FYI, seeing you're pretty bilingual, we can use your help here:

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Any article on WP can be lifted & pasted, no worries; if you can lift & translate from Polish WP, even better. Any help is welcome. And, you can use this userbox on your page, too. =] Trekphiler (talk) 11:49, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

I understand, just spreading the news. Maybe somebody'll see the tag & come over. If you ever get a sec, just paste something you've done here. I'm not doing a lot past that, myself, & it's one less for somebody else to have to find. Have a good day, either way! Trekphiler (talk) 13:34, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Inline references[edit]

Your articles are commonly discarded at WP:DYK due to having no inline refs. Perhaps you'd like to address this in your future creations.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:50, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

A good middle way is to reference inline the specific fact that is going to go for DYK hook. I think this little extra effort is worth it as it gives the articles a ~12h main page display.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:12, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

No, but to minimise category clutter, we should always try to minimise categories. In practice, WikiProject Aircraft has always categorised by the original purpose of an aircraft, even if the aircraft was eventually used for many other purposes - de Havilland Mosquito is an excellent example of this; and even Junkers Ju 88 is only under two categories (and I would argue, should only be under one - it was not originally intended as a fighter). Sometimes, of course, an aircraft was designed as multi-role from the very beginning - for example many French military aircraft of the 1920s and 30s that were intended as reconnaissance-bombers.

This principle is even more important for sports and utility types, because practically *every* one of these aircraft was eventually used for civil and/or military training at one time or another... --Rlandmann (talk) 11:59, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Sorry it's taken so long to respond. The guideline has always been "Most, if not all, aircraft have been used in multiple roles. This classification is based on the primary role they were designed for." The alternative, as I said above, is that most aircraft could be categorised into half-a-dozen categories, creating a big mess. It's important that we try to keep our contributions consistent with established practice. --Rlandmann (talk) 10:41, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Well, yes, it could be changed, if there were consensus to do so. I, for one, would strongly oppose such a move, since it adds too much subjectivity to the categorisation process. To illustrate some of the problems:
  • Practically every light civil aircraft has been used as a trainer, but how would we prove that for a particular aircraft type?
  • If we have some proof that, say, three examples of a particular aircraft were once owned by a flying school (out of perhaps dozens or hundreds built), does it now qualify as a trainer? If three isn't enough, what if there had been 10? Where do we draw the line?
  • If the air force of some country seized some civil light aircraft and used them as bombers (like Israel used the Beech Bonanza and Piper Cub), does this make it a bomber? (Not a trivial use either - the Cubs flew many missions during the 1948 War of Independence and became quite famous for it...)
  • If the air force of some country seized some civil light aircraft and used them as transports, does this make it a military transport? (The United States operated a single Messerschmitt Bf 108 and even gave it a "Cargo" designation - C-44). If just one Bf 108 in USAAF service wouldn't be enough to qualify it as a military transport, then what if there had been 10? Where do we draw the line?
The guideline is the way that it is for a reason - the reason being so that editors don't have to make subjective judgments about whether the aircraft qualifies for a category or not. Secondly, it means that all aircraft are classified on exactly the same criteria. I guess this is a little bit like the conversation we had a long time ago about decade of first flight - the date of the first flight is an objective moment in time; just as the role that an aircraft was designed for is a single (or sometimes two- or rarely more) objective point of data. In some senses, it's an arbitrary rule, but in practice, it means a high level of consistency right across the project.
And the problem with what you suggest - "is a common sense, whether being a sports plane is an important feature to describe this plane, or not" is that everyone's idea of "common sense" and "important feature" is different. --Rlandmann (talk) 11:13, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
Like I said, it is arbitrary; but the original design role is (almost always) the one role we can be certain of. Even "most common role" may not be clear - we usually have no real way of telling what individual aircraft were used for, particularly (but not only) civil aircraft.
And to keep going with the example, it wasn't just a case of throwing grenades from the Israeli Pipers and Beeches - these had bomb racks fitted. Are they bombers now? But the extra problem is this - even if it had been just a case of hand-dropping bombs from these aircraft, some "zealous" person is bound to want to add "bomber" as a role if we had a policy of "add any role categories that fit". At what point does a Piper or Beech become a bomber? The same question is important for many World War I reconnaissance types: Is it a bomber if we have solid evidence that grenades were thrown from it? If aerial bombs were hand-dropped from it? If bomb racks were fitted to it? And how do we make sure that another, less famous type is being categorised on the same basis when we simply don't have the information to make such a clear determination.
And of course there are instances where common sense insists that we must bend the rules and not be too rigid. The best examples I can think of are cases where an aircraft was designed for one purpose (and maybe even tested for it) and never actually used for that purpose but for something else. --Rlandmann (talk) 17:32, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Bibliographies[edit]

Unlike the popular misconception that bibliographical records only refer to actual quoted sections, bibliographies are merely a listing of all reference sources regardless of their use. In this Wickywacky world, there has been a strict following of the "if it isn't a cited reference then, stick them in for further reading." That is entirely contrary to what a bibliography states. If a researcher uses a reference source or considers it of use in providing a background, then it is included. No author simply lists peripheral works in a bibliography, so I find that the "Further Reading" sections absolutely useless. My thought is if you used the source, list it, don't provide a shopping list of "maybe," "might be" sources. FWiW, excuse the diatribe, but I was a reference librarian for 33 years before becoming an author and editor. Bzuk (talk) 14:14, 5 May 2008 (UTC).

The point I am making is that an editor may have obtained a source, read information from it, considered it useful and then added it to the bibliography as a reference source. Although an actual citation was not used, the author/editor may have verified an original fact by "double checking" or found that the new source provided background to understand the topic more fully. If the source is not useful in any manner, then it should be eliminated. A peripheral or secondary source that may have marginal use could be listed in the "For further reading" section as an aid to others who are conducting research. That section is closer to a "See also" section in that it directs the reader to additional material that might not always be pertinent but can provide some information. FWiW, I am not sure of the reasoning behind the addition of the sources in the I-180 article, but if an editor added them in good faith as resources, I would tend to accept them. Bzuk (talk) 12:17, 6 May 2008 (UTC).
If you are firmly convinced that the sources in question are of no value, then please delete them. Since I wasn't sure and have no specific background as to the original intention of submitting these sources, I err on the side of caution. As you can already determine, my understanding of the use of sources that are not specific to the article is that it is a questionable practice. I think that many editors feel more assured that sources are reliable and verifiable if they see quotes and citations (with direct page references), although as for providing background and checking, most authoritative works do provide the reader with a comprehensive list as to reference sources even if some are not directly attributed in the final work. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 12:57, 6 May 2008 (UTC).
By the way, I see there are some new reference sources used in the article. Do you have the books on hand? An author, title, place (of publishing), publisher and date would fill in the note on the bibliography for each source. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 13:12, 6 May 2008 (UTC).
Please check Citing sources and Wikipedia:Citing sources as well as the edit history of the editor who added the references in the article in question. This editor has been a very solid contributer to the aviation project group and I believe that if he added bibliography notations then he probably used these sources for reference. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 11:53, 8 May 2008 (UTC).

Mikasa[edit]

Update: The public domain tag on this excellent picture you took on the Mikasa for the Battle of Tsushima article here: [9] is obsolete and needs to be replaced. Commons Delinker just deleted one picture from the The Battle of Tsushima article for being uncategorized. Not your image, but they might remove the Mikasa someday for not being clearly categorised. Regards, Artene50 (talk) 19:45, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Name changes[edit]

Please DO NOT move articles without prior discussion. Koalorka (talk) 22:24, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Ok, you still don't seem to know what a variant is. Let me try to articulate that in your first language. MAG-08 jest kolejna wersja rozwojowa pistoletu MAG-95, a nie nowym typem. Rozumiesz? Koalorka (talk) 19:35, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

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K pattern flamethrower[edit]

If you could add some inline cites, it would make a good addition to T:TDYK. Also, you may want to consider entering the Wikipedia:WikiProject_Military_history/Contest.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 20:14, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for K pattern flamethrower[edit]

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Midshipman[edit]

Hi - just a quick addition to your comment on Michman - I found that term or an equivalent exists in slavic languages, making me curious if its similar to Gardes des marine, or Midshipman or Naval Cadet or Warrant Officer (the dictionary definition). The actual word looks so similar Midshipman I find it odd its was Warrant Officer.

I just can't get anywhere with slavic languages; I've tried to read about the history and figure out the exact evolution of the term, but I think 4 non-english languages are my limit. If you can help, I would like to know the evolution and history of that rank and why it looks like midshipman but isn't - maybe it was back in the apprentice officer days & I thought I read the Russian Navy copied the British Royal Navy when it was created. I'd also like to know what the Imperial Russian and Soviet Navies used for cadet officers.

In writing rank articles I try to answer the following questions: 1. Promotion path - how do you get to the rank, and how do you get promoted to the next rank. 2. Duties 3. Social status: Pre-modern ranks almost always have a class attached; there were ranks for the upper or noble classes vs ranks for the lower classes. 4. If the rank doesn't currently exist in the British Royal Navy and/or United States Navy, which rank is it equiavalent to and why.

Thanks for your help! Kirk (talk) 18:17, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that translation; the term Midshipman encompasses two roles, officer in training & a job on a ship (which was often done by officers in training). The Tsarist version was the officer in training version, but the modern version seems to be just a job from your translation; a en-ru dictionary translates midshipman to порихтис. I'll look for a secondary source when I get a chance.
Could you help me find an insignia for Russia and Poland's naval cadet rank from a official government website? My usual strategy is to find out what the term is translated to, find an insignia, then double check the definition in the non-engligh language dictionary (this part I can't really do with Polish or Russian). Kirk (talk) 14:25, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

303 squadron[edit]

Hi. I notice that you inserted into this article the information about the letter of Jerzy Cynk to Skrzydlata Polska 1/2006 magazine, p. 61-62. Do you happen to know where I might find this letter online? Also, do you happen to have access to a copy of the article by J Alcorn to which Mr Cynk is referring? Thanks in advance. Varsovian (talk) 15:30, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Challenge International de Tourisme 1930[edit]

Hello Pibwl, Something in this article is confusing to me. In the text, it is written that the Challenge was held at the Airport in Berlin-Staaken, but the pictures are subtitled Tempelhof Airport. Can you try to find out, what is correct? I know that the picture description could be wrong as a lot of pictures in the Federal Archives are from the GDR Archives, but it also could be that Staaken Airport is wrong. Regards, Joerg, the BajanZindy (talk) 12:25, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello Pibwl, the picture you referred with all the planes shown is definitely made in the zeppelin hall. That's accordimg to my Dad, who is a born Staakener. The camera view is too high for a hangar. Regards Joerg, the BajanZindy (talk) 12:09, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of SHL (motorcycle)[edit]

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DYK for SHL (motorcycle)[edit]

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DYK for PWS-52[edit]

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PWS-5 and PWS-6[edit]

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PWS-6[edit]

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PWS-5[edit]

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DYK for PWS-5[edit]

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PWS-3 et al[edit]

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Bohatyrewicz[edit]

Greetings!
Why cutting the cathegories?

Best regards, Camdan (talk) 10:05, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

  • Im not insisting on changes, I just ask. Thank You very much for taking time to answer. Only think I would think of is that Katyn was a camp but also of course a prison. Maybe leaving category "Prison" would be correct.

Best regards, Camil —Preceding unsigned comment added by Camdan (talkcontribs) 18:59, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

PWS-3[edit]

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PZL.50 Jastrząb[edit]

This article is very close to B-class. If you could just add the few missing cites, we could upgrade it. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 00:09, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Tak jest, o zaznaczone. A potem bedzie mozna nominowac na WP:GAN, mysle, za artykul jest blisko! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 21:08, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Dzieki, chyba nie trzeba. Na razie sprawdzam, ktore artykuly o Polsce plasuja sie do B+ klas. Jeszcze mi zostalo kilkaset do sprawdzenia... :> --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 22:50, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

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PZL P.11 and PZL Ł.2[edit]

They are almost B-class, each of them needs just one para referenced for them to keep the B-class status. Will you have time to look at them? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 22:22, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Challenge International de Tourisme 1930[edit]

Hi Pibwl, noticed that you renamed the article from title above to International Touring Competition 1930. However, the articles for the other three years are named in the French style, and that is what is quoted elsewhere in articles, and in contemporary refs such as Flight. I only speak English, and like many of my fellow enthusiasts, I'm perfectly happy to read and understand titles in the common names in various languages, eg for aircraft, museums, airports, etc. I would be most pleased if you will rename the title over the redirect. MTIA, PeterWD (talk) 07:17, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your agreement. Just done the move. I agree that Flight uses different names, inconsistently; I hope we can standardize the names for disambiguation. I am mostly just categorizing images and uploading some to add to aircraft articles with no illustrations. Please see my contribs for aircraft types that might benefit from your linking all the Challenge stuff together, especially for non-English WP projects.PeterWD (talk) 08:50, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

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Another panzerfaust copy![edit]

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