[WWI] A quick markings question

Ray Boorman fokkereiv at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 16:18:23 EST 2018


Unless its Navarre and verdun, The whole unit and personal markings would
be for other aircraft.  People on the ground just shoot at everything,
since they see a dark shape regardless of bright colors, yellow cowls or
polka dots.

Just my opinion. Ray

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 3:44 PM, Shane Weier <bristolf2b at hotmail.com> wrote:

> D
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> >Jasta B? Which Jasta B? No number?
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> No number. Jasta Boelcke
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> >By the way, logic (which is hardly related to WW1 painting practices)
> might indicate that unit
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> >markings are used for recognition from above and sides, to avoid friendly
> fire incidents. So
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> >under this logic the underside of the tail is not as important as the top
> of the airplane surfaces. Just a thought.
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> Yes, this was my logic too, but I'd rather see *evidence*
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> Shane
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> My Strine is a Toad in Disguise
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> Quidvis recte factum,
> quamvis humile, praeclarum
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