Re: More Ila Muromets

C.P. Hart (
Tue, 31 Oct 1995 13:40:57 +0000

To continue this thread, from Erik Pilawskii:

>On Tue, 31 Oct 1995, C.P. Hart wrote:
>> Actually the Windsock piece is a Three part article by Harry Woodman
>> on the Ilya Muromets found in Volume 6 Numbers 3,4,5. This includes very
>> good drawings of a Type B "Veh" machine.
> Just to clarify: The character "B" is actually the third letter in the
>Cyrillic alphabet, and is pronounced "Vuh" ("veh" is not quite right).
>Thus, the Windsock author was trying to make clear (I think) that this was
>the third machine in the series, not a variation of the second ('B' machine;
>Cyrillic does have a "Be" character, somewhat like a lower-case Latin 'b').
>> This is a type G machine and quite different from this kit.
> Which would make it the 4th machine in the series. The Cyrillic alphabet
>goes "Ah" "Beh" (short vowel) "Vuh" "Geh" "Duh".....
>or 'A' 'B' 'V' 'G' 'D'.....

My knowledge of Russian is quite limited, I just typed it as Harry
Woodman wrote it.