"MvR also flew Fok.Dr.I 114/17, 127/17, 152/17, 477/17, 425/17 operationally and 161/17 and 525/17 on visits to Jasta 5 at Boistrancourt Airfield."
Ok..now THIS is helpful! I was unaware of 114,127,161,and 525.
Could one of these aircraft be the one I am asking about? I too have seen the old photos of 102/17 crashed. And it is in factory cammo. So to be sure it cant be 102 that was the all red a/c with white fields behind the crosses.
Again..THIS is the paint scheme that is depicted in almost all models, and publications that I have seen, and yet the factory numbers on the sides don't match the actuals.
Where have the model makers and publications found their info on this matter? Where did this particular paint scheme come from. I am shocked to have NOT seen this matter brought up before here at the forum. Yes there have been discussions on cammo, etc. But when did Richtofen fly a red triplane, with white fields behind the crosses, AND white wheel covers?
Thats my question. I'm not interested in opinion, I would like hard data. Is it out there??