Re: Albatros D-III colors

Matt Bittner (
Tue, 10 Oct 1995 07:06:43 -0500

On 9 Oct 95 at 17:04, Don Rinker typed diligently:

> On Mon, 9 Oct 1995, "Matt Bittner" <> wrote:
> >> As far as my recollection goes, no book in front of me, all Albatros
> >> D-IIIs had painted camouflage of mauve and green on upper surfaces and
> >> light blue on under surfaces. This also goes for early models of the D-V
> >> and D-Va. Mid-1917 marks the introduction of the printed lozenge fabrics.
> >
> >Don't forget (how could you?) the fuselage was left "natural"...
> >
> Yet another suspect generalization.

Which is why I stuck it in quotes. I wasn't going to go into all the
various "natural" colorizations, especially those brought about by
different varnishes and/or stains.

However, it also looks like the list has taken over on this point.
Which is one of the best things on this list. Bring up a
"generalization", and others will join the fray. This is what I
consider great "mind thinkers", for lack of a better term.

And I too will have to agree with the person who said (Mark?) this is
a great list to be on.


Matthew Bittner WW1 Modeler, ecto subscriber, semi-new dad, PowerBuilder developer; Omaha, Nebraska
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