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Old 16 June 2003, 09:09 PM   #1
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Does anybody have photographs of Fokker D.VII´s in Finish service. I am looking for some proof of this beautiful collor theme what would be a true alternative to the usual thing.



The same website that hosts this image does mention some historical background. It says for instance that the Finnish D.VII´s have been bought illigally from O.A.W.

Does any one of the historians here know more about that. Did the Finnish Air Force also aquire old war time Fokker D.VII´s or just these new built post war planes.

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Old 16 June 2003, 10:56 PM   #2
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I found this on the Fokker D.VII website *about 10 days ago. Start in the 'Fokker D.VII pictures from other countries' title.
http://members.tripod.com/~Hans_Vossers/d7...tml/d7index.htm

http://members.tripod.com/~Hans_Vossers/d7...html/find71.htm
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Old 18 June 2003, 08:46 PM   #3
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The book Finnish Air Force Camouflage and Markings, that was published by Apali in 1996, has a similar drawing and a very nice upper view air photo of the aircraft.

It was an experimental color scheme, that was applied to few different aircraft around 1923.

Finland had only those three Fokker D.VII´s. They were acquired in 1919 directly from Germany, without the consent of the winning powers. 1.D.357. was 8545/18.

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Old 18 June 2003, 09:29 PM   #4
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This is the image from Hans Vossers website.


This is the other one mentioned above. I received that copy from Cigogne.

Seppo is that the one you mentioned?

I hope both don´t mind that I post them here for all to see.

I must admit that I start falling in love with that paint scheme.

Unfortunately 8545/18 was not an early Fokker built aircraft so the paint scheme would not fit to my aircraft.

Well, we will see. *:P Perhaps I do a third D.VII which resambles the later version just to satisfy my hunger *:-/

Are there more images or documents available about the use of this experimental camouflage paint?

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Yes, that´s the one.

1.D.357. was the only Fokker D.VII with this camo, but for instance some Breguet 14 A2 and modified Hansa-Brandenburg W.33 (called IVL A.22 Hansa in Finland) used it.

I´m now away for few days, but I will see my files next week if I cand find something more.

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Here is one more photo of the Finnish 1.D.357., it received this paintjob probably in September 1922, when it was repaired after an accident.

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Great thread!! Do any of you know if a color three view is available for the wheeled version? I am considering this scheme type for my next model (1/4 size).
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Hi The plane with skids obviously is the same as the one with wheels, since there was only one D.VII that used these colors - see SeppoK´s posting. So Ithink it would be OK if you use the color plate of 1.D.357. as shown above.

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Well, maybe not so obvious to me, but thanks, any guesses as to the colors on the wheels?
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The book Finnish Air Force Camouflage and Markings gives light blue/dark blue/ black brown as wheel colors.

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