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Old 3 March 2024, 12:57 AM   #1
vlr
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Albatros CIII 1388/16

Hello,

I designed and scratchbuild a scale model of Albatros CIII (1/4).
I choose S/N 1388/16 which was captured in July 1916 by French and I expected that this machine should be well documented.
As a source documentation for design I used french magazine l’Aérophile from January 1917, where was published description of captured machine including drawings.

Albatros CIII_scale.jpg

Unfortunately the paint scheme is not described precisely. So I used an information gathered within this forum. For instance based on investigation of Dan San Abott, I applied on fuselage shellac finish.

What is not so much clear for me is a colour of gun turret, wheel disks and maybe a shade of grey colour painted at metal parts.

Here are some examples of paint scheme, as presented for this particular aircraft at literature or plastic kits documentation.

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24 Albatros Aircraft of WWI Vol.1 Early Two-Seaters.jpg
Oldmodelkits.jpg

It is apparent that all paint schemes differ.
Can you give me idea where could I found more detailed description of 1388/16 aircraft? It was intensively tested by french army, so there must be a description somewhere.

Thanks for your comments.

Vladimír
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