[WWI] Fokker Steel Tube Colors?

Shane Weier bristolf2b at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 3 02:33:47 EDT 2007


Ray says

>An original unrestored DVII is in a small museum on the Ontario/Quebec 
>border. Its in the picture gallery on wwi site
>
>http://www.wwi-models.org/Photos/Ger/Fok_DVII/other/index.html

IIRC the Knowlton Fokker is the *only* original unrestored D.VII

This is not the same thing as saying that there aren't any original bits and 
pieces in the hands of museums, nor that the likes of the RAF Museum haven't 
taken the time to strip paint back layer by layer and analyse it to 
determine the original colour for painting their rstored machine.

FWIW you could look at the photos of this machine on the site and decide 
that it *might* be RLM02, rather burned out by flash refelections, but those 
who've seen it and described it don't compare it to RLM02

Of course, it's an OAW built machine, and the Knowlton Fokker is an Albatros 
built machine, and there's no guarantee that the paint colours is the same!

IIRC the le Bourget one is a dark colour (green?)  and IIRC it is a Fokker 
built.

Shane

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