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

Jess Stuart (
Sat, 17 Jun 1995 12:56:45 -0700 (PDT)

> -snip-
> >
> >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.

Perhaps they were field testing a factory applied scheme?

  Jess Stuart