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Offline rlrimell

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News from Albatros
« on: October 27, 2012, 08:00:11 AM »
Hi Guys,

Our latest issues are now posted up on our website at www.windsockdatafilespecials.co.uk

These include WINDSOCK Worldwide 28/5 that carries reviews of all the latest Wingnut kits,plus a detailed build log of the Duellists' Eindecker with 1:32 scale plans of the E.III by Josef Scott. DATAFILE 155 centres on the Italian SPADs. If you are a fan of the VII and XII,and love really exotic colour schemes, then this one has the best of both worlds!

Titles recently out of print include DF21 on the Pfalz D.IIIa and 146, Pfalz D.XII at War. We plan to reprint the latter in 2013, and are working on an all- new book on the D.IIIa, a fully revised take on this classic fighter.

Our next regular issues are due December and include Early Avro 504 biplanes by Colin Owers, our 156th DATAFILE. :)


Cheers,

RayR.

Offline Rob Hart

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 11:25:05 PM »
The Italian SPADS datafile sounds yummy.

Offline Steven Robson

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 09:05:22 AM »
Great to see Albatros participation in the forum.

Id be lost without the data file specials.

More information on the Pfalz D.IIIa will be most welcome.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2012, 09:07:30 AM by Steven Robson »
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Offline Dal Gavan

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 04:31:23 PM »
Ray, my order for the Italian SPAD's (and also Albatros D1 & D2 and Nieuport Fighters Vol 1) was placed on Saturday.

What's next in the pipeline?  You can tell us- we'll keep the secret..... :-X

Cheers.

Dal. 

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 05:00:36 PM »
Thanks Dal,

 Planned Datafiles - the Halberstadt CL.II, an all new one ,is under preparation, also the UFAG C.I and Thomas Morse scouts. Alan Toelle is working on the Spad XII as well...

Cheers,

Ray ;)

Offline Dal Gavan

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 05:45:26 PM »
Excellent, Ray.  I'll start saving.  Or sell one of the kids.  Whatever's easiest.

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 08:48:06 AM »
Hi
What is your best resource for photographs of the Albatros D.V and D.Va? I need colour photographs of the engines (D.III and D.IIIa in particular) and of the innards (cockpit, engine compartment etc).

My resources for WW1 subject is very seriously lacking. All I have is internet collected photographs.

Offline Steven Robson

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 10:19:16 AM »
Hi Loki

A good way to go for accurate references is to get the Datafile for each aircraft type you want to build.

Cheers
Steven
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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 11:01:59 AM »
Yep, nothing like a good investment in good books, and the titles from Albatros Pubs is a great start. I'd also recommend the tome published by the Smithsonian on "Stropp".

HTH, YMMV,

Warren

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2012, 11:16:03 AM »
Im not sure if the Stropp book is still available. Check the new Alby's at War books (By the vendor thread we are currently in)  - they are very good. I believe there are good photos elsewhere on this site too.

Steve 

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2012, 06:01:50 PM »
Hi
What is your best resource for photographs of the Albatros D.V and D.Va? I need colour photographs of the engines (D.III and D.IIIa in particular) and of the innards (cockpit, engine compartment etc).

My resources for WW1 subject is very seriously lacking. All I have is internet collected photographs.

Have a look at these photos of original working Mercedes engines on two Vintage Aviator reproduction Albatros DVa aircraft.

http://s1011.photobucket.com/albums/af234/Jamo_kiwi/Mercedes%20DIIIa%20engine%20restored/?start=all

http://s1011.photobucket.com/albums/af234/Jamo_kiwi/Mercedes%20DIIIa%20engine%20with%20jacketed%20inlet%20manifold/?start=all

A few sample photos:




Albums of the two Albatros aircraft:
http://s1011.photobucket.com/albums/af234/Jamo_kiwi/Albatros%20DV/?start=all

http://s1011.photobucket.com/albums/af234/Jamo_kiwi/TVAL%20Albatros%207343/?start=all
« Last Edit: November 08, 2012, 06:04:23 PM by Jamo »
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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 09:03:49 PM »
Super stuff gents, thank you very much indeed.

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2012, 02:50:08 AM »
Voila!! happens so much here!!!!!!!

Steve

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2012, 01:06:33 PM »
I went looking for the Smithsonian "Stropp" book on-line recently after being told it was no longer available at source. Prices seemed unreasonably high however I'm no expert on working in the world of Amazon etc. If anyone has a lead on a reasonable source please share!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: News from Albatros
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2012, 03:08:29 PM »
I have the book and it is very good but it is more of a text on the type. There are photos but better "visual "references are available.

Steve