Next topic for discussion...

Matt Bittner (
Tue, 20 Jun 1995 07:35:52 +0000

Another topic:

Currently in Windsock, the discussion has been the colors of Fokker
monoplanes (E.III, E.IV, etc.) as released from Fokker. The past
thinking was that the plane was released in all-over natural doped
linen, with fuselage outlines in black. However, the current
thinking is that Fokker monoplanes were released in a "green". For a
good representation of this green, see the cover to the E.III

I can see their point. When you view an E.III next to a plane was
that definitely natural doped linen, you can see the different hue.
Another argument for green would be: why would the A-H's re-paint
their entire E.III/E.IV fleet? Yes, I realise that individuals would
re-paint planes for their own schemes, but all of an entire type? I
find this an unusual practice.

Anyway, that's my thinking. Anybody else?

Matt Bittner
Omaha, Nebraska