By Eugene2My first experimental skin for beautiful Albatros DII early by stephen1918 (also can use for others Albatros DI/DIIs).
I tried to add some new "photorealistic" textures from me and othes places.
Don't forget to add to Albatros DII "ini" files:
By trotski00This is a re imagining of my original Albatros DI upload from last week, I wasn't 100% happy with the original skin of the Crown Princes mount, so I decided to tweak and twiddle a little, the result i think is far far better.
So, included in this package, are the 2 original skins for Prince Von Prueben, both the all over Sea Green, and the version with camouflaged wings and horizontal stabiliser, along with the red and the black alternative Brunswick Hussars motif. As there were only 50 D I airframes produced, as this model was swiftly superseded by the D II the range of markings and schemes are rather sparse, so, the next scheme is my interpretation of the "standard" factory finish, Ply with Camouflaged wings and stabilisers, I have also set the skin to be numbered as this seems to be historically correct, the serial numbers are NOT going to be accurate , but they are aesthetically pleasing, and around the correct range for the time. The last 2 skins are for Jasta 5 machines, in a rather natty all over Green/Brown cam scheme, I am assuming that all the Jastas airframes were painted this way, but as there is scant to no information ( that I have seen ) on early Albatri, one maybe needs to allow for a little artistic licence on my behalf , the last skin though, is what gave me the idea that all Jast 5's D i's were painted as such, this scheme is the aircraft of Karl Spitzhoff, of Jasta 5 , it differs somewhat from the standard jasta schem, in so much as the tail fin was apparently replaced at some time, and was painted the under surface blue, however, the orginal aircraft serial, it appears, was cut and pasted from the original fin, as the serial number is applied over the camo of the original, the bloke who painted the serial numbers was obviously on leave at the time, and the crew chief took the swiftest and laziest option, I personally dont like it, I think it looks naff, so I have included the standard fuselage from the other Jasta 5 schemes in the skin folder.
There were a few other variations I fancied doing, but a lot of the photos, are a little un clear, and i wasn't convinced they were all D I's but in fact D II's , so I chose not the do those and stuck with what we have.
OK, so the final bit is, as per the original upload from last week, I have included all the guns, pilots, sounds and decals needed for these skins, you WILL need to download Stephen 1918's most excellent model these skins will NOT work on Borts original D I !!!
I have included both DATA.ini files, the original that came with the aircraft, and the updated one by Von S , with Ocjars FM , which is derived from Peter's FM's , also the updated hit boxes by my good friend Nick Bell.
The Guns are set to the early Spandau lmg 08 ( which isnt the same as the LMG 08 !! ) so it fires really slowly 400 -450 rpm, also the correct sound file to reflect this, both originate from Mr Von S , the Pilot is a work of art, done by the great Geezer, I wish he would make more pilots !! (hint hint ) I have just tweaked it a little, but these guys did all the hard grind work, I just pretty things up a bit ( or at least attempt to) Anyhow, please enjoy this aircraft, I shall be looking at doing addition skins for other types as I go along
By trotski00Albatros DI flown by Prince Friedrich Karl von Preußen. He commanded Fliegerabteilung (Artillerie) 258, an artillery spotting unit, but flew patrols in a single-seat fighter with Jasta Boelcke whenever possible. He was shot down in 1917 whilst flying this machine, he crashed only lightly wounded, but unfortunately was shot in the back by Australian troops, whilst trying to escape from the area, unfortunately he died later from this wound.
I am actually surprised that no one else has made this skin, especially as we now have the most excellent Albatos DI from Stephen 1918, but anyhow, I have done one.
There is a great deal of speculation concerning this particular aircraft, there is only really one decent photo of it, after she was captured, however the wings have been removed, so only the fuselage is clearly visable, so, there are many discussions and musings over the correct scheme for this Albatros, the general concensus is that the fuselage was painted a light grey green colour, however as no colour photos were de riguer at this period of time, we can only guess at the correct shade, so I have used an approxomate colour. there is also mass discussion and beard wagging, in respect of the wings. ( as no photos I am aware of show these , the question is a bit academic in my view ) the popular belief is that the aircraft was painted over all the same colour ie. light grey green, but there are those who firmly believe that the wings were standard camouflage pattern , so, to forstall any rivet counters out there, I have included and alternative skin WITH the camo wings and stabiliser, personally I think it looks better in the overall colour, but thats just my opinion. There is also some question over the colour of the Totenkopf insignia, or rather the backing colour, some people insist it is red, whilst others (myself included) believe it would in fact be black , as the Totenkopf badge is that of the Brunswick Hussars, and the badge was worn on a black cap, anyhow, to stop the red affectionados, I have also included that as well ( I'm good to you lot aren't I ? )
there are 2 Data.Ini files as well, the original which came as Stephen 1918 made it, and the updated one from Von S, with the FM by Ocjar, and the hit boxes modded by my good friend Nick Bell, so choos which one you like, the Von S one is the better of the two in my opinion.
I have also included the sound files I use, and the guns, which again are by Von S, ( I have put the early Spandau lmg 08 on as this would be correct ) I have used the Merc 120 sound file although this aircraft actually had a 160 , I just think it fits in better for the time period.
Finally (sorry been blabbing on here ) I have used a pilot made by the marvellous Mr Geezer ( plead make more pilots !! ) I have just faffed about with it a bit but he looks the part !!
Right, I think that covers everything, no doubt I have missed out some important bit of info.....but hey ho, such is life !!
Thanks to Sephen 1918 for making the aircraft in the first place, and thanks to the other fore mentioned good souls, who make life easy for me, as they doo all the really hard work.
By trotski005 skins representing factory finished OAW built Albatros DIII's . OAW built air-frames were finished slightly differently to standard built DIII's no rust brown paint was used , as per a directive from the air ministry in April 1917, so the 2 tone camoflage was applied, also different to the standard Albatri the camouflage was symmetrical, and also hard edged, rather than diffused.
I have tried to represent 2 camouflage in Green/Mauve and Green/Green , the second scheme is speculative, as it seems the Green/Mauve was more prevalent, also on the Green/Green I have made the tail cam lead -trail and not tip - tip as was more common on OAW machines, I have seen pictures of OAW machines with fore aft tail plane schemes, but that may have been a field mod done on the Jastas, but anyhow done them any how. So the Green/Green, and the Green/Mauve are mirror images of each other ( you will see what I mean when you load them up )
Finally I have redone the Lozenge, as I am fed up with seeing the manky dirty lozenge scheme that comes as standard with the in game Albatri, I have utilised a lighter day scheme, re done the rib tapes, etc etc etc.......anyhow, hope these aircraft fit the bill, nice clean, fresh out of the box, so not weathered at all, so if you prefer the dirty used look, please go ahead and dirty 'em up, they are a blank canvas after all.
Oh yeah, just repainted the upper fuselage metal bits, in the standard grey green, also the struts.
By gambit168Hi Guys I thought as its 96 years to the day that MvR & Lanoe Hawker had there deadly duel in the skies of northern France, & sadly Major Hawker VC lost his life at the hands of the "Red Baron" when a bullet struck him in the back of the head killing him instantly, causing his dh2 to spin in from about 1000 feet,
i thought last night i could skin MvR's DII flown on this day, in that engagement, to add to the Boeckle skin I was going to upload
Hope U Like Um
By gambit168Hi Guys
heres 3 skins for Stephens great new Alb DII
Hope U like Um
By sinbadThe Bohme/Lademacher Dragodiles The markings, logos, and numerals are those that appeared on the Alb C.III flown by Lt. Erwin Bohme and his observer Fritz Lademacher. The evidence available (three photos and the text of a letter from Bohme to his girlfriend) strongly indicate that the Dragodiles were white.
When I started this project I thought that the beasts might have been a light green or yellow-green.
It took some time to get it, but after I read the Bohme letter describing the images as “”ghosts” I decided they really were white.
That is why the default is the ghostly white.
I still included the less authentic, but more colorful greenies.
If you prefer the more colorful version, simply delete (or rename) the Decals file, and then copy and rename the"Decals Green Dragodiles" to "Decals".
Both decal sets are in the folder and should be left there. The green and yellow/green beasts should now appear. If you want to switch back, reverse the process. (That's why you didn't dump the original file!)
The Wood and Linen Alternative
This skin set uses the original decals provided by Stephen1918 that generate a varied set of markings derived from original German units and numerals.
None of the part numbers on the struts, elevators, wings, etc. are adjusted. Please back up your original “Wood and Linen files before using these as they will overwrite the originals. The logo on the prop is the earliest version of the Axial logo. Loading, Loadout and Hangar Screens. The loading and hangar screens are in the main file set along with the skins.
The loadout screen is in the Menu folder, and will replace the stock loadout screen for all aircraft. If you prefer the original, just delete it. Thanks to Stephen 1918 for a great model!
All files are set up for use in FE2.
If you need help getting this package to run in FE1, let me know.
September 10, 2011
By OlhamAdmins - please delete this file.
It was double-posted back then, but I only saw that now. Sorry!
By quack74This Albatros D.III is said to be from Jasta 36 in the Spring of 1917.
The pilot, sadly, is unknown as is the serial number. The colors are believed to be a black and yellow checkered pattern.
By quack74Lt. Rudolf Wendelmuth of Jasta 20. Autum 1917.
Albatros D.V, 1111/17
By sinbadThis skin depicts the camo and markings on Albatros D.Va flown by Leutnant Walter Böning with Royal Prussian Jasta 19, his first assignment, where he downed 6 enemy aircraft between April and October 1917. It has often been misidentified as a plane he flew with Jata 76 later in his career. More than one source incorrectly suggests blue and white Jasta 76 markings (and I did a draft in those colors). Greg VanWyngarden and Bob Pearson both hold what I believe is the better view, rendered here, with the yellow and black horizontal stabilizer of Jasta 19 and red trim for the fuselage markings.
By sinbadI did these a long time ago and then forgot about them after an illness.
Lt Wolf Jasta 5
This is perhaps the most colorful skin applied to a Jasta 5 Albatross. Obviously a Bavarian, Ltn.d.R. Wolf(f) served with Jasta 5 from 25Jun17 to 8Aug17 when he was sent to the hospital when some sources do report that he died..
The spelling of his last name is 'iffy', could be one or two "f's".
Wolff was credited with a victory on July 27th but first victory might have been obtained when he was a pilot with FFA 45 in Sept 1916.
In which case his first name might be Walter and he might have two victories.
Notes for update June 12, 2010 - I just re-discovered these files, which are a bit later than those previously posted. I have not examined them to determine why they were revised, but I obviously regarded these as improvements back in January 2009. This was a very challenging project that ran on over two years;many of the revisions were minor. So update your previous DL if you wish.
By sinbadThis skin depicts the camo and markings on Albatros D.Va flown by Leutnant Walter Böning commanding Royal Bavarian Jasta 76b in October 1917. After scoring a total of 17 victories, while flying an Albatross with different markings on 31 May 1918, he collided with another member of his squadron and was then attacked and wounded by 70 Sq RAF. He managed to land safely but never flew in combat again.
There is some uncertainty regarding the details. The result you see is entirely my own, and my time machine is no longer operational. This is an interpretation, a well-grounded interpretation, but certainly a mix of accuracy and flaws.
There are no decals for this skin set.
By quack74This is a mix of D.IIIOAW, D.V, and D.Va albatros skins. All with fairly accurate Jasta markings. Some models will share the same Jasta markings. This is so different planes can be used at the same time. Also they will match some of the Pfalz D.IIIa's done by me as well.
There are 17 skins in this download. Too many to list here. But it's all in the readme file inside.
By quack74This is an 8 pack of Albatros DIII's from Jasta Boelcke 1917.
1. Ltn. Werner Voss.
2. Gerhard Bassenge.
3. Ltn. Hermann Frommherz.
4. Ltn. Franz Pernet.
5. Ltn. Georg Noth.
6. Ltn. Otto Hunzinger.
7. Ltn. Johannes Wintrath.
8. Ltn. Wilhelm Prien.
Pics are inside each skin folder of the planes and pilots.
Added Ltn. von Tutschek --- Black band with white borders
Lightened up the blue on Frommherz's D.III
and added a stock Jasta 2 D.III.
By quack74Here are accurate serial numbers for the Albatros models. They will appear on the vertical tail fin.
Numbers are for:
Included with the serial numbers are the placement coordinates that go into the skins' Decal.ini file.
It's all in the readme file. The install instructions are for FEG. For FE2 installs check in the Combatace forums for help.
I'm not using FE2 just yet.
By quack74This is a generic skin of Kest8w Albatros D.V fighters.
Kest8 was a Home Defense unit. Good for attacking incoming bombers.
Could be used with Pfalz D.IIIa kest8w fighters also done by quack74.
By quack74--- For First Eagles Gold ---
Albatros D.III's of Jasta 11.
This download is of the Jasta 11 Albatros D.III's with the all red fuselages. Implimented late April 1917 to July 1917. The idea was to help Manfred von Richthofen's all red D.III blend in with the rest of the pack. Since there was a price on his head, his fellow airmen of Jasta 11 thought it might be a good idea if he wasn't the only "red" target. but each had an individual touch.
So I created a decal pack to help create some of the Jasta 11 ace's aircraft of this time period. They will appear at random and even von Richthofens D.III will appear as well. He might not be the lead plane, but he'll be in there.
Here is a list of who's planes you will encounter or use.
1. Manfred von Richthofen "Rittmeister" of Jasta 11 - All red fuselage with over-painted markings.
2. Karl Allmenroder - White nose and spinner with white elevators.
3. Kurt Wolff - Green nose and spinner with green elevators and light blue wheel discs.
4. Karl Emil Schafer - Rear fuselage and complete tail section all black.
5. Georg Simon - A pale green band around fuselage just aft the cockpit.
6. Hans Wolff - An orange band around fuselage just aft the cockpit.
7. Otto Brauneck - Blue nose and spinner with blue elevators.
8. Lothar von Richthofen - Yellow nose and spinner with yellow elevators and rudder.
The others you might see are unknowns and made up by me.
There will be some that appear to have no personal markings but will have the iron crosses on the fuselage sides and the tail section. I made these with crosses to make them different than Manfred von Richthofens plane. His plane will be the ONLY one with no personal markings and no fuselage and tail crosses.
More in the readme file.
By quack74This is a pack of 10 Albatros D.V's of Jasta 11 around mid to late 1917.
Only a few are known to be correct. The others are close. I added a couple of generic Jasta 11 skins. One with Lozenge fabric and the other with two tone (purple and green).
2. Lothar von Richthofen
3. Ltn. Carlos Meyer
4. Ltn. Hans Carl von Linsingen
5. Ltn. Franz Muller
6. Ltn. Carl August Schonebeck
7. Green and Black Band - Pilot unknown and color(?)
8. J11 Red Tail - Pilot unknown
9. J11 Lozenge Camo - generic skin
10. Jasta11 two-tone camo - generic skin
The Readme file contains more info.
By quack74This is an Albatros DV flown by Vzfw Frans Schmid of Jasta 32b.
Sometime in mid to late 1917.
Also included are two generic Jasta 32b DV's.
1. Lozenge wings with black tail and white rudder
2. Green and purple wings with black tail and white rudder
By quack74This Albatros D.III is possibly D.2016/16 Piloted by either
Lt.Constantin Krefft or Lt.Hans Hintsch.
I just chose Ltn. Hintsch. 50/50 guess:)
It appears in the foreground of a famous Jasta 11 lineup at Roucourt, France, April 1917. Its serial number is censored in the photograph.
The number appears to be 2016/17 which would make it Ltn. Hans Hintch's D.III.
He Flew this Albatros D.III and shot down Sopwith triplane on 23rd May 1917. He was KIA on 24 May 1917.
P.S. Use this skin with WarlordATF's Jasta 11 DIII skin pack found in the CombatAce download section.
By quack74Here are 11 Albatros D.V's of Jasta 12 in early summer 1917.
This pack is the same as the one already posted at CombatAce, except for the darkened purple camo on the wing surfaces. You decide which you like better.
Also I included the stock Jasta 12 DV with the dark purple paint.
They can be used along with quack74's Albatros D.III's of Jasta 12.
Jasta 12 used a few D.III's until mid summer 1917.
The one folder named "Criss Cross" has a stock light blue fuselage but I did include another .bmp with a white fuselage. Couldnt make up my mind. Shown in a line-up photo along side Schobingers D.V, it is one of the two.
These are just from the summer and fall of 1917. Late 1917 to 1918 had different personal markings all together. I had to draw a line somewhere:)
By quack74This is a 2-pack of Jasta 23b Albatros DV's.
France late 1917 to 1918
1. Ltn. Ludwig Hanstein (Red Star)
2. White triangle w black border (pilot unknown)
Use these along with the other Jasta23b skins by quack74
By quack74This is a 3-Pack of Albatros D.V's of Jasta 32b in summer 1917.
1. Ltn. Hans Auer - (Shooting Star on fuselage sides w blk and wht nose stripes)
2. Ltn. Rudolf Windisch - (entire fuselage striped in blk and wht with 6 point stars on the upperwings)
3. A generic Jasta 32b D.V - (All black tail and fin with wht rudder)
I know there are more photos of J32b D.V's out there. I just dont have them. So if anyone has any other photos throw me a PM and I'll be more than happy to do those skins
By quack74Here are 10 Albatros D.V's of Jasta 12 in early summer 1917.
They can be used along with quack74's Albatros D.III's of Jasta 12.
Jasta 12 used a few D.III's until mid summer 1917.
These are just from the summer and fall of 1917. Late 1917 to 1918 had different personal markings all together. I had to draw a line somewhere
1. Oblt. Adolf Ritter von Tutschek - (All black fuselage)
2. Paul Billik - (Black swastika on white cross field)
3. Ltn. Carl Meierdirks - (thin blk band w square shape on fuse sides)
4. Ltn. Viktor Schobinger - (Long light blue eliptical shape on fuse sides)
5. Ltn. Friedrich Hochstetter - (three black circles stacked in a pyrimid)
6. J12 6 Point Star - (A 6 pointed blk and wht star on fuse sides)
7. J12 Criss Cross - (Zig-Zagging lines along mid fuse to the nose)
note: Fuselage could be light blue or white.
8. J12 Black Band - ( A black band that wraps around mid fuselage)
9. J12 White Band - ( A White band that wraps around mid fuselage)
10. J12 Castle - ( A black castle like marking on the fuselage sides)