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Old 2 March 2012, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pinsard's black cat? SPA 78

So, I know Armand Pinsard had a black fuselage SPAD VII with "Revanche IV", printed on both sides, but I also stumbled upon this:

Does anyone know anything about this? Is it actually possible that it's the fabric from another of his planes, with black fuselage, and the SPA 78 with the "Panthère noire" insignia in inverted colors?

If anyone could point me to a good info source for the Escadrille itself, that would also be greatly appreciated.
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Old 2 March 2012, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bonjour

Look here

L'escadrille_78

Translation of the text below the photo

"Fabric piece of the Spad VII of Capt. Armand Pinsard dated 1917 - showing the leopard of Borneo in its original form - The 'cat' is painted yellow or gold on a background totally black - This piece belonged to the American collector Norman Flayderman and was sold in 2000 - I do not know his new owner - If it recognizes, it can contact the site author - Photo Gregory VanWyngarden whom I thank for his help."

Albin Denis ,webmaster of the site

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Old 3 March 2012, 06:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you Froggy; if you hadn't noticed, yours is the site where I found the image. Babelfish wasn't translating "entoilage", so I was left with some ambiguity.

I find it surprising that with such a piece of fabric in existence I haven't come across any attempts to profile the associated aircraft. But SPA 78 doesn't appear to be a popular subject.
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..whoops lol thought you said it sold for 2000
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