All struts and metal fittings medium gray, though cowl is natural aluminum
and lightly machined, and wheel covers are aluminum. Roundels are 1-3-5
and this machine has a fuselage roundel. Fuel filler cap is copper, turnbuckles
solid brass. Exhaust channel under fuselage is heat-discolored to a bronze
shade. Wing walks on both side of fuselage are natural brass, and wrap over
the leading edge and terminate about a third of the way back on the underside.
Machine uses an Éclair propeller with brassed tips. Is this an authentic
Knut Erik Hagen took these photos in May 2004.
See also the propellors page.
The photos were taken at the Royal Army and Military History Museum
(Musée Royal de l'Armée et d'Histoire Militaire /
Koninklijk Museum van het Leger en de Krijgsgeschiedenis)
in Brussels , Belgium.
His comments: "Here some pictures of
the brussels 1 1/2 strutter(french production)"
Like the Soesterburg museum in NL, this is another museum that lets you get
close to the airplanes without much trouble.