Re: Camel metal panels
31 Jul 95 15:26:00 EDT

Hi Bill,

In reply to Eriks' post re Toms' question you said:

> And, as Erik states, you see the Camels with
>both natural metal and painted cowls and panels, but you *never*
>see photos with *rusty* natural metal which is what you'd get if
>they were steel 'natural metal'. I can't right now pluck a
>reference, but my bet is on aluminum.

I get your point, but as an ex soldier I remember all the steel natural
metal I oiled on a daily (or more often) basis to stop rusting. It may not
be out of the question that the erks ran an oily cloth over the cowls as
part of their maintenence tasks. One thing for sure, the camels cowls very
often show evidence of spilt/burnt lubricant. Rust though, I admit never
having seen