[WWI] MvR Fokker D.VII?????

iban ibancorp at tds.net
Mon Feb 28 14:45:36 EST 2005


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nicklas, Brian" <NicklasB at si.edu>

> Regarding Diego...
> I'd like to have what *HE* is drinking...
>
> -----Original Message-----
> 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?????
>
> Jamie!
> > 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
> different story.
> D.
> Bibliography: Enciclopaedia Fernettica, Tome XVGY under the title "French
> Nouvelle Cuisine pour les chasseurs de tétes"
>
>



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