[WWI] Phönix C.I progress and questions

Michael Kendix 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.
> >Michael
>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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