About This File
This 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 As there were only 50 D I airframes produced, as this model was swiftly superseded by the D II the range of markings and schemes are rather sparse, so, the next scheme is my interpretation of the "standard" factory finish, Ply with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
What's New in Version FE2
- graphical tweaks and general faffing about to make it look better.