[WWI] SPAD 13 Internal fitting

Diego Fernetti dfernet0 at rosario.gov.ar
Tue Apr 17 08:07:04 EDT 2007


Douglas!
> Surely they many would have been left natural metal. The reasoning behind 
> this is that the allies were under pressure and nice finishes probably 
> were not high on their list of priorities,

Probably, but anyway, don't subestimate the might of the French 
manufacturing network by WW1. Remember that they alone supplied to most of 
the allies, and their aircraft industry was one of the best if not THE best 
of the world by that time. If a part wasn't painted, for sure there was a 
reason behind it.
D. 



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