mea culpa, mea maxima culpa, in triplani
01 Dec 95 12:23:00 EST

This is REALLY going to hurt.

Okay Matt, I admit it, I goofed. Despite checking TWO references I never
took the elementary precaution of checking whether one had sourced its'
figures from the other.

And now, I have checked up the figures in "Above the Trenches" and I
concede that Jacobs probably did outscore Little on triplanes. ( sob,
sob :-( sob ....)

And Anthony:

Yes, it looks like Collishaw DID outscore Little on tripehounds
(woe, woe)

FWIW I still think you shouldn't do Collishaw (unless you're a Canadian)
since it's rather like following the leader and doing yet another 425/17
Fokker Dr.1 - it's been done to death.

Assuming that AtT is correct, Little scored 4 flying Pups, 25 flying
Tripes and the remainder flying Camels. Which leaves Jacobs ahead of
him. However, lest Matt get too excited, AtT has Collishaw with 34
triplane victories which MAY still leave him right (in what he actually
meant to ask) and wrong (in what he asked) since I THINK this exceeds
Jacobs by one.

I don't actually "own" AtT since at A$110 it's a trifle more than I want
to pay for a book of lists, but it seems pretty much authoratative.
Looking at the aircraft serials I assume that my other source has
mistaken the serial of Littles' first Camel for a triplane, and just as
soon as I take my punishment for this gross error I plan to get some

So to the list in general, and Matt and Anthony in particular:

Okay guys, start stoning. Only, mind the face, it's ugly enough already.

(sob, sob, blubber....)