[WWI] SPAD 13 Internal fitting

Ivan Carlos Ruchesi ivruc at yahoo.com.ar
Wed Apr 18 10:02:08 EDT 2007



    
>How does this fit in with the change to unpainted aluminium on a >wide 
>variety of aircarft of both sides toward the end of the war? Was early >war 
>aluminium prone to corrosion and late war aluminium not?
   
   
  US aircraft manufacturers did not intend their aircraft to last long, because production volumes were such that improved variants flowed continually. Late at war, they realised aerial opposition was light enough as to dispensing with aircraft camouflages, the casualties were not going to be much higher. Then many workers could do another tasks and the lighter planes performed better.
   
   
  Ivan


       
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