Re: QUERY: von Raben's Dr.1 (...

Bill Shatzer (
Sat, 17 Jun 1995 00:38:38 -0400

>Speaking of the Squadron book, did anyone else notice that all the planes in
>the color mid section were streaked olive over turquoise/sky/light blue?
> Nothing is mentioned in the text about this, but the the Windsock special,
>Rimell says only a few left the factory painted this way. Most had the olive
>paint streaked over the clear doped linen. Any comments?

I've seen one source that says the three Fokker F.I's (including
Voss's 103/17) were done in this silver/blue scheme. I'm kinda
sceptical myself but if Ray Rimmel says this, it's certainly worthy
of very serious consideration. He gets things right much more
often than he gets 'em wrong. However, I would be interested
in knowing *why* these three (or 'few') a/c used a paint scheme
completely different from anything Fokker used before or after.
I'd be less sceptical if I had a logical answer to this.

Cheers, Bill

Bill Shatzer - -