Goerings Triplane...

Matt Bittner (meba@cso.com)
Mon, 14 Aug 1995 09:42:20 -0500

Had the esteemed pleasure of talking to Greg Van Wyngarden this
weekend, and managed to ask him about Goering's Triplane (note: I'm
spelling Goering this way because I have no umlaught's, and this is a
common way to spell German words/names that have umlaut's when you
have none).

The Triplane was a standard-finish tripe (i.e. olive-streaked). It
had a white cowel, white struts, white undercarriage, (possibly)
white wheel coverings, and a white tail - which included the fuselage
from the tail back, including underside. Standard Balken's

One word of warning: he was talking to me from memory, so something
might be missed/added. My word of advice (if you're willing to wait
until September/October...) is to pick up Over the Front, Vol. 10,
No. 3 (the next issue). Greg is planning an article devoted to
Goering and his 'planes.

Greg also mentioned to watch Flying Machines Press (the company that
puts out THE book on Austro-Hungarian aircraft, as well as the book
on A-H aces), who is puttin out THE book on Russian aircraft this
winter. A LOT of great things coming from them in the coming


Matthew Bittner WW1 Modeler, ecto subscriber, new dad
meba@cso.com Omaha, Nebraska

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