Re: Nungesser's 17

Jon Rettinger (
Wed, 7 Jun 1995 21:35:00 -0300

>Well I am alomost to the point of need to cover, paint and mark my 17.
>Originally it was to be a Bishop replica. But I have the the nifty skull,
>coffin candle insignia from Nungesser in 1/6th. Thus i would like to do his
>plane. But so far the only color info I can find is in _Nieuport Fighters_
>and it talks about his plane, 1490, from 1916 being done in green/brown camo
>with an undefined pattern. Sounds easy! Sheesh! Seems to me I have seen his
>markings on an all silver 17 at some point in time. Any help you folks could
>toss my way would be *GREATLY* appreciated!


I checked an old Datafile I have (number20) "Nieuport 17". On the back
cover is a colored photo of guess what??? serial no. 1490!!!

The colors are described as: "Upper surfaces camouflaged in random sprayed
areas of Deep Green (Methuen 29E6) and Brown (6F5) with under surfaces and
narrow upper surface outlines to flying and control surfaces in aluminum.
No upper wing roundels. Natural metal cowling and, possibly, roundel blue.
Disposition of camouflage is speculative." I guess you can read that last
sentence as "undefined pattern".

Hope this will help some. BTW where did you get the 1/6 Nungesser insignia?