[WWI] Phönix C.I progress and questions
Ivan Carlos Ruchesi
ivruc at yahoo.com.ar
Wed Feb 21 16:20:03 EST 2007
Michael Kendix <mkendix at hotmail.com> escribió:
>I misread your previous post. You mentioned 121.17 with the star - >yes, I
>have seen this. I wanted to make 121.29, which had A-H hex. I now
>understand what you were saying. I knew the 121.29 almost certainly >was
>early - but thought you had found another picture of it.
Sorry for the mistake Michael, I was thinking about that star on fuselage when replied.
We can assume 121.29 is an early machine featuring the square cutout on the upper wing and no ones on the lower wings. In the A-H aircraft book, 121.27 and 28 seem to show them and those planes are the closest to 121.29. The later cutouts appear in 121.50 (along an Anatra, see "German and Foreign Aircraft" section in the book).
Unfortunately my copy of the book is from the second edition and doesn´t include any color plates, because the authors found the color samples from the Gerrard collection to be false. I couldn´t find any picture showing a Phonix-built plane covered in lozenge, it appears to me that it was only used in Berg D.Is (several manufacturers) and in Lohner-built Knoller C.IIs, although 121.29 could have had it as an experiment.
In the book, 121.28 has the blotched scheme only at the rear of the fuselage and rudder...may be someone had just started painting it?
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