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Old 7 March 2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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Dan-San's "German Army Air Force Camouflage Systems"

Dan-San's WWI Aero article is now online in the Aerodrome Articles section!

I was skimming through as I was eating lunch today and something caught my eye: in an April, 1917 telegram to Siemens-Schuckert, the company is ordered to start using lozenge-printed fabric, which is to be "doped in the usual way and lastly to be covered with a matt top lacquer" (page 6).

I apologize if this has been covered before, but doesn't that contradict the notion that WWI aeroplanes had a glossy finish? Was the use of a matt top coat peculiar to the Germans or even to the late-war lozenge-covered aircraft?

Sorry for kicking a dead horse.
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