Re: Siemens Schuckert D.III/D.IV...

Mark K. Nelson (
Sat, 12 Aug 1995 23:26:39 -0700

>My last query: has anybody converted a
>D.III into a D.IV? What does it take (I know the wings were
>different - how?), and what modifications are there (Steve?)?

If you REALLY had the datafile. . .

I've though about this, but have yet to do so (need another kit - HMMM
maybe a 1/48 chop of the Eduard kit. . .)

The fuselage is the same (except for the tailskid fairing. more of a L/
shaperather than a \/ shape (as viewed from stbd.)

The wings should probably be scratchbuilt, too much work to convert. Wereas
the D.III has wings of unequal chord & span (1460x8400mm upper vs.
1000x8130mm lower) the D.IV has wings of equal chord (1000mm) & span
(8350mm). But, note that the stbd wings are 4210mm and the port are 4140mm
to reduce the torque of that huge airscrew. The ribs are closer spaced, and
the ailerons have a taper to their outer 1/3)


Mark (From Kites & Other Delights in West Edmonton Mall)