[WWI] RFC/RNAS Queries

Christopher Malany cmm-saj at snet.net
Mon Feb 12 07:19:59 EST 2007


Hi, Ray:

Thanks!  That helps clarify matters.

- Chris Malany

--- Ray B <fokkereiv at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> Any patent was moot on this formulation, The RAF
> were not allowed to
> manufacture it. They developed it but the RAF was
> government funded
> and therefore the formulations were Government
> owned, the manufacture
> was done by various paint suppliers, by tender. 
> By 1917 both the RFC and the RNAS were being ordered
> to use PC10
> whenever possible to aide in consistency of supplies
> and supply
> chain. Prior to that the RNAS had there own methods
> of doping...
> Thats why the RNAS  were slow to use PC10.
> 
> Ray
> --- dave fleming <dave.fleming at dial.pipex.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > Quoting Ray B <fokkereiv at yahoo.ca>:
> > 
> > > 
> > > The RNAS were a bit slower in adoptng PC10/PC12
> > 
> > My reading recently turned up a possible reason
> for that in an old
> > Scale 
> > Aircraft Modelling Ian Huntley column  - according
> to Mr Huntley,
> > the War 
> > Office patented the PC10 finish, and one result of
> the patent was
> > that the RNAS 
> > (being Admiralty) couldn't use PC10 as it would
> breach the patent!
> > Colurs for 
> > RNAS aircraft were known as 'Proprietory Khaki'
> and had a slightly
> > different 
> > composition.
> > 
> > How true this is, I don't know!
> > 
> > DAF
> > 
> 
> 
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