[WWI] Hansa

Knut Erik Hagen knut.erik.hagen at eunet.no
Fri Aug 20 20:27:59 EDT 2004


The IVL A22s fuselage is made out of wood with plywood covering.
Parts that are "hidden" still in light colour (natural birch?)
while the exposed ones appear stained towards a darker and more reddish tint.

The inner parts of the aircraft do not appears to have been restored,
only the outside freshened up. 

These aircraft were manufactured in Finland and could be differ
from the German ones in selection of material.

My best guess would be to paint the interior in natural wood.

Knut Erik

>> Not sure about Hansas, but all British aircraft from the early/mid 20s had
>> oxide primer on their fabric surfaces - for the same reason as PC-12 awas
>> found to be the best preserving dope.
>Looking more attentively to the pictures I'm more than convinced that this
>interior finish is not the original colour, but a paint coat applied later
>during the restoration. My guess is that originally the interior of these
>aircraft were done with varnish or in a light colour enamel. Perhaps someoen
>who can check the Rimell book on WW1 survivors or mayeb Knut, may know
>better about the standards od the restoration

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