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I accidentally stumbled on a pic of a couple of dismantled Albatros D.Va-s, at TVAL site.

The artwork on the fuselage band of the left one came as a surprise to me...

It seems to me like a man from the Orient (Ali Baba?)...or I'm terribly wrong?

How about the diagonal bands? Could they be red and blue?

Is there any piece of info available on that D.Va? :dntknw:

The other plane seems to be a Jasta 1 machine?

 

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The figure reminded me of the monk in the city arms of Muenchen, Bavaria.

Could it be, that the artist has interpreted the monk very freely, and added a beer jug?

Just an idea.

 

 

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These D.V's are from Jasta76b. The one on the left is believed to belong to Walter Boning if I remember correctly. And the one on the lef does display the city arms of Muenchen, Bavaria. Good call Olham. The band colors are black and yellow. This is all from memory. I have the info somewhere on this picture. But dont know where. I think I knew the pilots name of the D.V on the right too. I'll look for the info. Very cool pain schemes.

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Thanks a lot guys!

I confirm Walter Boning and Jasta 76b.

I had this clearer pic from Wingnut Wings:

 

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The city arms of Munchen seems most probable for a Bavarian Jasta.. :ok: .

Still much artistic licence must have been taken, as the man doesn't look like a monk to me at all... :no:

When I first saw it I thought he was wearing a fez...

I wish I had a better pic of this...It's a most interesting paint scheme!

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These D.V's are from Jasta76b. The one on the left is believed to belong to Walter Boning if I remember correctly.

Boning's is the right one with the stripes.

 

And the one on the lef does display the city arms of Muenchen, Bavaria. Good call Olham.

Thank you - great info, Quack! The artist really took quite some artistic freedom. I bet he added

a beer mug to the monk's right hand. In the left he should be carrying a bible, but it looks more

like a filled glass to me.

 

The band colors are black and yellow. This is all from memory. I have the info somewhere on this picture.

But dont know where. I think I knew the pilots name of the D.V on the right too. I'll look for the info. Very cool pain schemes.

Oh, please have a good look - I would also like to know more detailed about this Albatros and it's paint sheme.

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Not in OFF, Shredward - or there must be missing skins in mine???

 

I guess you have already installed WOFF, and there - you revealed it now - it must be.

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Once again - how unfortunate they took so few colour photos in WW1!

 

Do you Albatros gurus know of any original colour photos of German WW1 aircraft? Photos that have been coloured by hand later don't count.

 

The French, being the pioneers of colour photography, took at least some such photos of their aircraft.

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Unfortunately, I haven't seen any original colour photos from WWI except from French ones... :dntknw:

 

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@ shredward:

There are no such skins in OFF...

Actually, there is a Walter Boning skin for the D.Va that is erroneously based on a D.V scheme. :no:

 

I have seen many skins for the Albatros series based on outdated data in OFF... :blink:

I hope these mistakes will be eliminated in WOFF...

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Thanks a lot guys!

I confirm Walter Boning and Jasta 76b.

I had this clearer pic from Wingnut Wings:

 

post-10763-0-51602700-1339741550.jpg

 

The city arms of Munchen seems most probable for a Bavarian Jasta.. :ok: .

Still much artistic licence must have been taken, as the man doesn't look like a monk to me at all... :no:

When I first saw it I thought he was wearing a fez...

I wish I had a better pic of this...It's a most interesting paint scheme!

 

 

 

Jasta 76B (apparently)

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