Re: Roland CII paint scheme

Fri, 23 Dec 1994 08:23:54 -0500 (EST)

> Hi,
> On page 158 of German Aircraft of the First World War by
> Thetford and Grey there is a photograph of a Roland CII.
> The part that interests me is the shark's mouth (or whale
> mouth?) painted on the nose. Has anyone ever seen a description of what
> the rest of the paint scheme of this aircraft is? It appears to have
> dark upper surfaces, and lighter colored undersurfaces. There are also
> light-colored curtains neatly tied back on the window visible under the
> wing.
> Any help would be appreciated.

Most sources have the a/c as painted light grey overall.

If you want more pictures of the whale mouthed Rolands, a good source is
the old Arco-Aircam book on shark mouths (Vol. 1).

P.S. I believe those curtains were just painted onto the window.

August Horvath
Harvard Law School