Originally Posted by Dan_San_Abbott
Is this SSW D.III from KEST 5? What is supposed to be its serial number?
I really appreciate your great help. According to Hans-Heiri Stapfer this SSW D.III is from Kest 5 at Lahr, serial number 1618/18; Heinrich Dembrowsky.
When I started this discussion, I knew nothing about the two D.IIIís that landed in Schaffhausen more then 90 years ago, but I wanted to build a model of one of these two planes as accurate as possible. Now, as I slowly get an idea, it is difficult not to become discouraged by the complexity of the problem. It seems, that we have to wait until new pictures are available (heard of one with that plane on a flat car Ö)
As my last model, the German A7V Tank in 1/25 was a ten years build
, I tend to do now Egers D. III number 8344/17 (white skull and crossbones on a black fuselage / dark five color intermediate pattern on the top surfaces; five color light pattern on the undersides). I think this a/c is very well documented with at least 10 photographs.
Greetings from Schaffhausen