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Author Topic: Fantasy Paint Schemes of the Great War  (Read 702 times)
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Duncan McBride
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« on: December 02, 2016, 10:31:41 PM »

An SE5a piloted by a hapless replacement lost contact with his squadron on an early sortie, and lost, soon ran out of fuel.  He landed successfully but behind enemy lines, and was captured along with his unscathed ship.  It came to the attention of Von Richthofen, who had the SE5a brought to his aerodrome for evaluation.  Impressed with its performance, he decided to use it for some missions, but in order to avoid any accusation of subterfuge, he had it painted in the colors typical of his Circus:  all red with Iron Crosses.

Allied pilots saw the British ship in German markings, and soon a captured Fokker Triplane appeared in a strange brown/green hue with tricolor roundels. 

Thus began a brief period in the war where planes appeared in markings quite the opposite of their country of origin.  Albatrosses with French roundels, Camels in German camouflage, it was a strange interlude in a tragic, violent time....

Until I can find some PC10 japanese tissue, I'm up for anything.
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 02:05:00 AM »

Here's a Camel to start you off  Smiley
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