[WWI] DH.2 Tire Color

Steven Perry sperry11 at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Oct 25 12:18:16 EDT 2012


"In Flanders fields where poppies blow
Between the wheel spokes row on row....."

sp
Diving into a mud filled shell hole
> Not to mention the correct type of miniature Poaceae plan*In Flanders 
> Fields the poppies blow*
> *Between the crosses row on row,* ts tangled in the wheel spokes and 
> the tailskid, and depending the time frame, the correct flowering stage.
> D.
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: Crawford Neil
> To: 'wwi at wwi-models.org'
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [WWI] DH.2 Tire Color
>
>
> It's the Somme that's chalk, Flanders is more mud. This does raise the 
> bar though, not only should
> you have the correct shade of black depending on which batch of rubber 
> the tyres are made of.
> You also need a good insight into the geology of the area!
> /Neil
>
>
> From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] 
> On Behalf Of Steven Perry
> Sent: den 25 oktober 2012 16:21
> To: wwi at wwi-models.org
> Subject: Re: [WWI] DH.2 Tire Color
>
> Diego, you are onto something here. I think the tyre color is probably 
> more dependent on the location of the aerodrome than the manufacturer. 
> I recall reading something on trench warfare and they mentioned the 
> difference in the color of the mud on the Somme vs that in Flanders. 
> So tyre color is likely specific to squadron(s) at specific time 
> frames corresponding to where they were based. If nothing else, it 
> makes a great come-back if one of the Color Police gives you a hard 
> time :-)
>
> sp
>
> On 10/25/2012 4:36 AM, Diego Fernetti wrote:
> I actually looked in my old DH2 datafile and other refs about this. It 
> seems like the DH2 used Palmer Cord tyres as other British airplanes 
> of the era. These were made in a darker shade than German tyres (for 
> instance) or pre-war British airplanes. Maybe they actually added some 
> carbon to the rubber mix, as the white trademark lettering is clearly 
> readable over the darker surround. Take into account, however, that 
> tyres in wartime seem to acquire the soil colour as soon as they left 
> the factory, perhaps due to the least-than-manicured-lawn of aerodromes.
> D.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: Crawford Neil
> To: 'WW1 Mailing List'
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [WWI] DH.2 Tire Color
>
> Since nobodies answered, I'd suggest you paint them any shade of 
> grey-black that you fancy.
> There are no rules for tyre colour.
> /Neil
>
> From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] 
> On Behalf Of mkessler73 at frontier.com
> Sent: den 23 oktober 2012 17:10
> To: WW1 Mailing List
> Subject: [WWI] DH.2 Tire Color
>
> Hello Listees,
>
> I'm in the process of researching some colors for a DH.2 for my father 
> and I've run into something I didn't expect.  Wingnut Wings is showing 
> the tires on both of their DH.2 kits as black.  I thought the whole 
> black rubber tire thing was a post-war creation?  I know WW isn't 
> infallible, but this would seem a rookie mistake if I'm properly 
> informed.  Can anyone shed some light on this?  I've looked at 
> pictures in the Windsock Datafile, and the tires DO look pretty dark.
>
> Thanks,
> Matt K.
>
>
>

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