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Old 22 January 2024, 10:26 AM   #1
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Hans Korner triplane?

Hi, I found this very poor quality photograph a few years ago on a German model paper aeroplane site - I had never seen it before and the site has now gone.

Is it Hans Korner? The zigzag line in the second photograph is W style which it isn't in the 1st. The image could be reversed - I haven't seen a photograph showing the starboard side.

My next question is how often might a plane be repainted given it's short life -
did it give the ground crew something to do during quiet moments?
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Old 25 January 2024, 04:06 PM   #2
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Hello Ziegel,

Yes, it's one of Hans Körner's Jasta 19 Triplanes, and it's not the more famous 503/17. As you note, the pattern of the zig-zag marking is somewhat different. This was pointed out to me by Lloyd Leichentritt years ago. This "other" Triplane was photographed after the motor lost a cylinder, and destroyed the engine cowling. I don't know the serial number, sadly.

Here is the better known Dr.I 503/17.

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Old 25 January 2024, 10:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for that - I really appreciate your post and information - thanks again.

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