[WWI] Camouflaged Pfalz D.IIIs??

Neil Eddy steed_and_peel at iprimus.com.au
Fri Feb 18 19:20:59 EST 2005


Yes - All the Best Lance - Get Well Soon!

Regards

Neil (E)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Will Hendriks" <whendriks at shaw.ca>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: [WWI] Camouflaged Pfalz D.IIIs??


> Will Hendriks wrote:
> 
> > There is also a very useful diagram at the back of the book showing 
> > the camouflage pattern in plan and side view. There is a very good 
> > photo on p.5 of a D.III on its nose, showing the demarcation line 
> > clearly between the top colors and the bottom.
> 
> 
> Mikko:
> 
> I should add that the color diagram states that the finish was applied 
> at the factory, and was Dark Green and Mauve/Lilac on the uppersurfaces, 
> with lower surfaces either pale blue "or, more likely, silbergrau."
> 
> The wheel covers seemed to vary, those on Heldmann's machine appearing 
> to be silbergrau, while those of Lt. Bellen's machine (on p.5) appear to 
> be camouflaged. An interesting aspect of Bellen's machine is the white 
> wrap-around fuselage band with the iron cross insignia outlined in a 
> lighter color. Mmm...
> 
> Will


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