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


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.

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

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