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Old 20 January 2010, 09:49 AM   #1
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OAW Green/Lilac on D.VIIs

Ok, this might seem pretty elementary or just ignorant--you know, "well duh!"
But I'd like to know if the green/lilac (or mauve) paint used on the later Albatros D.IIIs and D.V/D.Vas wings was the very same paint used for the OAW D.VII for its painted camouflage on the radiator, nose panels and axle wing.
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Old 20 January 2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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Hello Lyle:
From my studies, what was used on the Alb.D.III(OAW) & Alb.D.Va(OAW) wings and empennage was slightly darker reddish lilac than lilac used on the Fok.D.VII(OAW) cowlings and axle wing, which was lighter and greyer. The dark green I would say was the same.
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Hi Dan-San,
Many thanks! That's exactly what I needed. As always you are the fountainhead of information.
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