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Offline fcmdecal

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When is correct to use 4 color lozenges, or five one?
« on: June 25, 2012, 02:02:25 AM »
We know that there are two types of lozenges in four and five colors for day use on German planes. Is there some rule that defines the use of one or the other?

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Re: When is correct to use 4 color lozenges, or five one?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 06:23:31 AM »
Stephen Lawson is possibly the most knowledgeable person when it comes to the subject of lozenge. He as a great summary at aeroscale.co.uk

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Re: When is correct to use 4 color lozenges, or five one?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 09:17:09 AM »
Yes google "lozenge 101" and you'll find the aeroscale thread ... read through it and you'll be up to speed :-)

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Re: When is correct to use 4 color lozenges, or five one?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 12:53:42 AM »
Stephen's article is the "Bible" of lozenge history, application, and usage in WWI; highly recommended.
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Re: When is correct to use 4 color lozenges, or five one?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 01:57:57 AM »
Very, very good thread!  Many times I saw indications of four colors used first than five color lozenges, but the five colors appeared first, and only in Spring 1918 the four colors started the using.  Awesome!

This theme is very important and I am still amazed that there is no book in the Windsock series addressing this!
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Offline ALBATROS1234

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Re: When is correct to use 4 color lozenges, or five one?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2012, 01:50:16 PM »
what blew me away is when dan san and others talked about craft that had both on the same airframe.