SPAD 7 "Yellow" Camouflage

The French "yellow-period" lasted approximately from 1916 to 1918. While the Nieuport 17 (and its derivatives) usually were painted overall enduit metallisé, the SPAD 7 was overall "yellow". This is not just plain Clear Doped Linen, but fatty varnish in linseed oil was added between the coats of the clear dope, resulting in an overall, "warm" yellow color. (References: Windsock, Vol. 5, No.1; Windsock Datafile #8, SPAD 7. Image by Bob Pearson .)

'Yellow' SPAD 7

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