[WWI] SPAD 13 Internal fitting

Shane Weier bristolf2b at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 18 05:34:09 EDT 2007


Doug

>What Shane says is correct, but I doubt they would have used aluminium. 
>Aluminium has only been really available for just over 100 years and would 
>surely have been rather expensive and difficult to produce.

Yet I can think instantly of at least three aircraft which were built in 
large part from aluminium, or in fact duralumin which is actually an alloy 
of aluminium with copper and magnesium and ?manganese?

Dural was used to build airships too!

Shane


PS - Junkers D.I, J.I and  Dornier D.I


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