I was careless in casually tossing around the "EV/DVIII" designations in my reply, and I should be more careful, since I DO know the difference. I still have a 1969 article about Ed Swearingen's replica, built with help from Reinhold Platz. It was done in my home town at the time, and our family doctor helped Ed with translation. DVIII does seem to be the more "popular", better known, name to most people. I recently commented on a new "historical flavor" article on the Modeling Madness site, which was horribly flawed (April 1916...Pups, Camels, MvR, etc.). I was taken to task for "nitpicking" the "artical".
On the subject at hand, I did report Mr. Grosz's statements accurately. It appears, in spite of its reputaion as the "cat's whiskers" among WWI aircraft, that the Flying Razor was pretty much a bust in combat. After sparring with Mr. Revell, and Mr. Imrie, I hope you're not going to tell me Peter Grosz is also wrong...if you folks continue to argue about virtually everything, what are the rest of us poor amateurs supposed to believe?