I’m such a dork! I went digging around and found an erratic scan of a 1937 Polikarpov technical manual. It’s a beautiful object and I hope that the layout and typography can influence Night Witches if/when it comes to fruition. I know The Mad Irishman is a huge Russian nut so signs point to yes.

Technical manual pages | A typical page

All this in lieu of actually finishing the game. That’s how I roll! One thing absorbing this manual has given me is perspective – for all the talk about how clumsy and simple the PO-2 is, any airplane is an incredibly complex machine. Keeping them flying in brutal weather and primitive conditions was a triumph in itself. Go, lady mechanics!

Night Witches: The Technical Manual
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4 thoughts on “Night Witches: The Technical Manual

  • February 2, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Slava bogu, we’ve already got this font and everything!

  • February 6, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    If you guys want to check out the manual, let me know.

  • February 7, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I told you the Soviets used the hell out of Literaturnaya, Jason. :^)

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