[WWI] MvR Fokker D.VII?????
NicklasB at si.edu
Mon Feb 28 14:26:39 EST 2005
I'd like to have what *HE* is drinking...
From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On Behalf Of Diego Fernetti
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2005 2:21 PM
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Subject: Re: [WWI] MvR Fokker D.VII?????
> MvR had received a Fokker D.VII before he was killed, according to several
> of my limited sources.
Indeed. He received a custom-built Fokker D.VII with 65 HP Hiero engine
built by Roland, covered not in linen, but in jet black linoleum, on the
belief that this would improve the airplane speed.
> Is the serial number known?
Unfortunately, being the aircraft covered in black material, the serial
number couldn't be disclosed, not even in the several Lumiere colour plates
that were taken while in storage on the fledging Richthofen theme
restaurants that appeared just after April 1918.
> Had the airplane been painted in his colours? If so which parts of the
> plane were red? And of course what the finish of the rest?
At least all the interior surfaces, including those of the bottom of the
seat and the rear of the instrument panel, were painted Crimson red with a
pinch of vegemite green, for taste and durability.
> Were any Fokker D.VIIs delivered with Maltese crosses?
Even more, it was delivered with a Maltese falcon, but that's a whole
Bibliography: Enciclopaedia Fernettica, Tome XVGY under the title "French
Nouvelle Cuisine pour les chasseurs de tétes"
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