British Fighter Units - Western Front 1917-1918 by Alex Revell

By Alex Revell

This ebook lines the strive against background of British fighter devices. significant airplane forms are all coated, and their missions special. airplane markings and aircrew uniforms are proven in complete color illustrations.

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IIIs painted similarly) so painted. However, photographs also reveal Allmenröder’s 629/17 was not painted “the same” as Schaefer’s but had only the elevator overpainted in his personal color white, not the entire empennage. Photos of Wolff’s 632/17 offer E 48 THREE ACES On September 2, 1917, Jasta 2 ace Werner Voss flew to LaBrayelle airfield to visit his former comrade Manfred von Richthofen, now Staffelführer of Jasta 11. After a “long and delightful conversation” Voss took off for his return journey, with Richthofen accompanying.

III was provided by two equal and constant chord, wooden-framed, wire-braced, subtly tip-tapered, single-bay wings of slightly unequal span. These were covered with a skin of doped fabric and affixed to the airplane with positive stagger but without dihedral or sweepback, although the trailing edges of the ailerons were raked slightly aft. The frame consisted of two fabricbound, rectangular wooden spars situated approximately 2 feet 8 inches apart, held in alignment via steel compression bars (to which a ground wire was attached) and turnbuckleadjusted cross wires.

Com wing undersurface wing tip (although some lower-wing crosses were applied directly to the pale blue undersurfaces without a white crossfield or border); one on each side of the fuselage, well aft near the horizontal stabilizer; and one on each side of the tail, overlapping the hinge line of the vertical stabilizer and the rudder. The upper-wing crosses were centered slightly inboard the interplane struts and were not quite full chord, stretching instead from the leading edge to several inches shy of the trailing edge.

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