Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Olham

Is this an original Albatros photo from WW1?

Recommended Posts

Found this picture of an Albatros in flight - but there was no info with it, if the photo was made in the Great War.

Does anyone know more about this picture?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Olham,

For a question like this, you could try 'The Aerodrome' forum. They are very good with identifying photographs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, thanks for the tip, Wayfarer; I'll try there too. Had hopes, that someone here might know.

 

 

looks a bit like an albatros from a marinejagdstaffel :dntknw:

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lou, I wonder how you read a number from this picture?

Not bad, Creaghorn - Dan San-Abbott of The Aerodrome has the same oppinion. Here is what he wrote:

 

http://www.theaerodr...-great-war.html

 

you can compare it to a skin you have made recently for a marine jagstaffel or with the custom skins. it looks different though, but it still fits to the style the marine jagdstaffel had.

i mirrored it to have a more similar look to the picture you have posted.

 

 

post-45910-089651100 1287175942.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

.

 

Olham wrote:

Lou, I wonder how you read a number from this picture?

 

I saved it to my computer then opened it with my image editor, enlarged it, enhanced the image, and the tail number got quite a bit more decipherable. It's still an educated guess, but I have had some experience at "reading" photographs for information so I am fairly confident it is one of the two numbers I noted.

 

.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My MFJ-1 skin has a Naval Hex Camo, Creaghorn - quite different.

The photo shows a top wing camo very unusual - it is upper surface Lozenge AND undersurface Lozenge.

Also, the elevator is undersurface Lozenge, while the tailplane is upper surface Lozenge.

Dan San Abbott said he hadn't seen anything like that elsewhere.

Edited by Olham

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found this picture of an Albatros in flight - but there was no info with it, if the photo was made in the Great War.

Does anyone know more about this picture?

I'm certain that it is a WWI photo, but I can't prove it. I know I've seen it in some book on WWI aviation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..