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Albatros D.v/Va question

March 19 2012 at 10:18 AM
Rowan Broadbent  (Login Pheon)
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Response to Abatross DV or Albatross DVa ? Pheons Models....

Hello Eric,

on decal set 32012 option 1 is for a D.V, D.4409/17 of Uffz.Paul Bäumer, when he was with Jasta Boelcke in September 1917 and not Jasta 5.

In the same decal set, the Jasta 12 aircraft with a six pointed black and white star is also a D.V.

The principle difference (and the only worthwhile external difference)between the D.V and Va was the means of actuation of the ailerons. The D.V ailerons were operated via cables in the upper wing and had metal shrouds around the aileron accentuating mechanism above and below the upper wing. In the D.Va the ailerons had the operating cable passing through the lower wing and up to the aileron control lever.

Very early D.Vs had a head rest behind the cockpit. Additional bracing from the interplane struts to the wing leading edge was introduced in D.Va production - although many V and Va's had this added in service.

Hope that helps!

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