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Old 18 August 2001, 03:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello folks!

I´m still planning to build a diorama of a German airfield in mid 1917.

While looking through various archives and books it seems to me that the German hangars were not standarized. Some were made of wood and roofing felt, other had a steel construction and used corrugated iron. Some had doors while others had tarpaulins. All had a different lenght or height.

Did the Germans simply made the best out of what was available in their area? How were these hangars normally located (L-form, in one line, one facing the other)? Is RED BARON 3D a good reference for typical airfields?

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Old 18 August 2001, 05:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I get the impression from various photos of airfields that they tended to be more one-sided than in RB3D.
Large field on one side (the bigger the better), tents or hangers or sheds or whatever on the edge. Behind the line of tents a convenient road. Then somewhere at the next town a chateau for quarters.
I have in front of me Over The Front vol.9 #3 which has an article on JG2. The fields beyond the aircraft in the photos seem to be flat to the horizon and the 'hangers' range from tents to quite substantial wooden structures.
It does seem to be a case of whatever was available or could be assembled quickly.
Good luck on your diorama.

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Old 18 August 2001, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Within the Fliegertruppe/Luftstreitkräfte were two Hallenbau-Kompanie Nr. 1 and Nr.2 and one Bavarian Flieger-Bau battalion. It was the function of these units to manufacture, set-up and take down pre-fabricated aircraft sheds and shop, etc buildings..
Also each flying unit, Fl. Abt., Jasta, Bostas, Schusta/Schlasta had appropriate size field tents along with special trucks(lorries) that had work shops, electrical generators, unit office(orderly room) kitchen and officers kansino, supply, gasoline and tent trucks and wagons which were towed by the lorries. The air units were intended to be mobile and self contained. Flieger Abteilungen also had photographic wagons. I am still trying to get drawings or photographs of a typical Schusta or Schlasta for our book. I have a drawing of the standard German Field Tent for single "C" type or 2 "D"type aircraft.
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Looking at your photograph (very nice, too), it seems to me that you have 2 cricket bats behind your left shoulder and are holding a tennis racket in your right hand. Are yomy observations correct ?

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Calathumpian indeed!!!! Now I am just going to have to tell all our non Latin speaking friends that Omnia Omnibus means "Know All"

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The two cricket bats are propellers and the tennis racket is the windshield of Ltn. Ernst Udet's Fok. E.III 105/16. The photo was taken at Paso Robles. CA in June at Chuck's Bar-B-Que. The Photo was taken by Javier Arango, the owner of the Fok. E.III and a whole bunch of other WW1 airplanes. 2 S.E.5as, 2 Fok. D.VII a Dr.I a Pfalz D.III and on and on............. maybe 25 in all!!!
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I'm trying to imagine Steve Waugh batting with a propeller and Pat Rafter serving with the windshield of Ltn. Ernst Udet's Fok. E.III 105/16.

25 eh. One for every year of my life.


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I have just shot up to have another look. I think you are pulling our collective legs all the way down Bourke Street. There is no way that that those cricket bats could be propellors.


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I just too a look at the photograph, sorry it is not props it look like some kind of stand. i'll send you the photo.
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