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Old 25 October 2005, 09:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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US Pursuit aircraft

Hi

I'm painting some 1/300 biplanes for a game and I need a couple of US pursuit aircraft.

Could anyone please tell me :

1) what colour were the pursuit aircraft of the US forces painted ?

2) what was the sequence of the the colours of their roundels ?

3) which types of aircraft would have been used in 1918

many thanks,

Pete
 
Old 25 October 2005, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pete, I don't believe any American built "pursuit" aircraft actually flew in combat during 1918. The roundel was white in the middle, blue and outside ring was red. US pilots flew French and British aircraft during WW1. After WW1, late 1918, some American built "pursuit" aircraft had Olive drab fuselage's and yellow wings and tail. Billy Mitchell had a black Thomas Morse/Boeing MB-3A.
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Old 26 October 2005, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pete, I don't believe any American built "pursuit" aircraft actually flew in combat during 1918. The roundel was white in the middle, blue and outside ring was red. US pilots flew French and British aircraft during WW1. After WW1, late 1918, some American built "pursuit" aircraft had Olive drab fuselage's and yellow wings and tail. Billy Mitchell had a black Thomas Morse/Boeing MB-3A.
Sorry, my bad expression.

I realise that there were no US built aircraft, but I used 'Pursuit' as I bekieve all US fighters were called that.

I believe they flew Spads and Nieuports, and it's those aircraft I am trying to represent.

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Pete, Yes they called them "pursuit" but after WW1. Americans also flew Spads and SE5a's after the war. SE5a's were assembled in America after the war by a company named Eberhardt. Are you refering to the Spa 124 Lafayette Escadrille which was the American Volunteer unit of WW1? If so then I recommend the Osprey Publications book titled the same. Great book with lots of color pictures. Cheers!
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Take look at the U.S. N.28 & SPAD XIII models on the following:
http://www.wwi-models.org/IM/
Shown are the standard camo schemes.
Sqn. insignia, numbers and sqn. stripes depend on the sqn.

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Take look at the U.S. N.28 & SPAD XIII models on the following:
http://www.wwi-models.org/IM/
Shown are the standard camo schemes.
Sqn. insignia, numbers and sqn. stripes depend on the sqn.
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Thanks Cliff, that's just what I needed.

Pete
 
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