RE: Another Eduard Hannover question
26 Jun 95 07:29:00 EDT

GDay Bill,
(and all)

Bill notes:
>Well, it finally arrived at my local hobbyshop and while the
>price was a big gulp, the kit looked so fine that I gathered
>up all my cash, my Visa card, and my checkbook and bought one.

So, if it's not a rude question, just how much IS the Hannover, over there?

and asks:
> What the heck is part 64 - the large circular 'gizmo' with
>the semi-circular cut-out which mounts right below the radiator?
>Some sort of radiator baffle or what? I suppose it displays
>my ignorance, but I'd never noticed that on any of the photos -
>not that it's in a spot that would show up well on photos in any

I've been a Hannoveranna fan for ever, but I can't say I've got the
slightest proof of what it is either.
The only guess is the possibility that it is somehow intended to save the
crew from a dousing with hot
radiator water in combat (one of the main problems with the centre section

>Isn't the alternative decal scheme of of the CL IIIa with the
>big arrow on the side the Hannover forced down by Rickenbacker?
>I seem to remember (though I can't find the photo now) that that
>aircraft had a soft-sprayed mottled camouflage on the fuselage
>while Eduard depicts the fuselage as hand-painted lozenges. Is
>my memory going, did Eduard screw up, or was there more than one
>Hannover with this arrow on it?

I have photos of two _definitely_ different aircraft (different serials)
with the same or very similar
arrow marking. Whether they were both flown by the same crew at different
times, or are aircraft with
identical "squadron" markings (inferring that there may be more than 2 of
them) I have no idea whatever.
Until you pointed this out I had assumed it was the Rickenbacker victim
without taking
a look at my books !

At the risk of repeating myself, it's a nice kit eh?