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Big size WW1 Aircraft Photographs at San Diego Air & Space Museum Archive

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As the title says, the link gets you to the San Diego Air & Space Museum Archive.

Their pictures are mostly available in various sizes.

If you want the best quality, right-click on the photo and then select "Original".

Enjoy!

 

http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/

 

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The first and second picture show a Roland C.II "Walfisch", which entered service in spring 1916.

It was actually built as a monocoque design, with two layers of thin plywood. The craft

was indeed very modern then - it had far less drag than other two-seaters of the time.

The plywood design was later advanced on the DeHavilland "Mosquito".

 

http://en.wikipedia....LFG_Roland_C.II

 

And the best is - you can fly the craft in "Over Flanders Fields"!

Takeoff and landing can be tricky - the view isn't best for that. But in the air, you can fly

the "Walfisch" (whale) much like a fighter. A dangerous craft!

I have shot down Airco DH-2 in it.

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The first and second picture show a Roland C.II "Walfisch", which entered service in spring 1916.

....

But in the air, you can fly

the "Walfisch" (whale) much like a fighter. A dangerous craft!

 

Indeed! In my BE2 campaign they gave me more trouble than the Eindeckers. They appear more manouverable, and with that rear gun can get you from a whole range of angles.

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Yes, they could be the German equivalent to the Bristol Fighter.

Both these two-seaters definitely use fighter tactics; they are very agile, and they boom and zoom a lot.

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