[WWI] Phönix C.I progress and questions
mkendix at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 21 21:17:43 EST 2007
The only picture I have seen of 121.29 is in Cross & Cockade 1987, vol. 18,
no. 3. It has crashed but you can make out the lozenge pattern. There is
also a load of written blurb in the journal about it.
>From: Ivan Carlos Ruchesi <ivruc at yahoo.com.ar>
>Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 18:20:03 -0300 (ART)
>Michael Kendix <mkendix at hotmail.com> escribió:
> >I misread your previous post. You mentioned 121.17 with the star - >yes,
> >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
>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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