Author Topic: Jasta 4 pfalz D.III 1397/17  (Read 746 times)

Offline Brad Cancian

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Jasta 4 pfalz D.III 1397/17
« on: March 24, 2018, 09:28:16 AM »
Hi all - I saw this profile online for this Jasta 4 pfalz (1397/17) - unfortunately I don't have the Jack Herris book that is mentioned as a source. Can someone confirm if this aircraft had polka-dots on the horizontal stabiliser / elevators? I imagine it would, given the very similarly marked Albatros D.V which had such markings, and presumably was flown by the same pilot?

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Re: Jasta 4 pfalz D.III 1397/17
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 10:33:04 AM »
Brad,
    In the Herris book "Pfalz Aircraft of WWI" the only profile of the aircraft in question is a side one, and the only photo as well. No answer to your question I'm afraid, I'll dig around in the various Pfalz titles I have from Albatros Publications this evening and see if there might be an answer there.
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Lance

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Re: Jasta 4 pfalz D.III 1397/17
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 01:08:56 AM »
Although I feel the same as you that it would I can't confirm Also a possibility that the tail color was simply black. I seem to remember 2 photos being posted LONG ago on the Drome. Probably gone now but worth a try.
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PS: I see you already asked at the Drome  8)
« Last Edit: March 25, 2018, 01:16:47 AM by RAGIII »
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Re: Jasta 4 pfalz D.III 1397/17
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 03:06:46 AM »
    I guess that's 3 of us; makes sense that the same application of the markings was used as on the D.V. No further light was shed on the question by a quick glance through all the great books from Ray at Albatros, hopefully someone has more.
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Re: Jasta 4 pfalz D.III 1397/17
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 05:45:21 PM »
Thanks everyone for your insights - looks like there's no direct evidence one way or the other. Just thought I would make sure! 

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BC