Re: underside detail

Bill Shatzer (
Thu, 22 Sep 1994 01:38:46 -0400

Actually, not a weenie at all. *Most* WWI underwing surfaces *were*
essentially flat - maybe a 1/2 inch high rib at most. In anything in
quarter scale or smaller, it's hardly worth bothering about.

Check the photos carefully - in most of them, the underwing ribs
are essentially invisible. A quick check of my reference photos
show the Fokker Dr-I and D-7, the Sopwith Tripe, the Brandenburg
C.I, the Phonix D.IIa, and the Albatros D.II all have underwing
ribs which aren't readily apparent in the photos.

Cheers, Bill


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