I'm want to build a replica of a WWI airplane for RC flight and I'm trying to identify this actual airplane to replicate.
I have posted one photo below this question... this is an old photo that I found in family photo archives and I have no idea about where it came from... I donít even know the name of the men in this photo (I know neither of them are Manfred von Richthofen) nor do I know exactly what year this photo was taken, but I do know it is two Austian Airmen that were forced down in Italy, walking away from their plane to later be taken prisoner... it must be circa 1914-1918 since WWI ended in 1918.
Iím trying to figure out what kind of German warplane this is so I can make an exact RC replica of it... I did a little searching and it looks somewhat like photos of a Halberstadt CL-2 since it appears to be a two-seater with a machine-gun turret on it... but I thought it also may be a Fokker D7 that looks very similar.
Sorry that the part of the photo that shows the rudder is so thin... the actual photo shows no more detail there... I was trying to make out that area of the photo myself because I'm restoring the photo in Photoshop and I want to make the rudder look accurate, but there is almost no detail where the rudder blends in to the sky behind it.
I think you're right about the single cockpit... I was thinking there were two cockpits since there is a gun turret... that's one of the reasons why I had matched it to some Halberstadt photos that I found online, but now after your input, it does appear to have only one cockpit with two seats and a machine gun.
But I did find the photos below on various websites, and the first one is of a Halberstadt DII that looks very similar to the plane that I am trying to identify, though it doesn't have a machine-gun turret and the nose looks a little different... it's also difficult to tell if it has two cockpits or not.
Then I collected the other photos when I was thinking it was a Halberstadt, and the red model airplane is of an Albatros... it looks similar... this was apparently the type of plane that the Red Baron flew early on in his career.
Anyway, I'll check out the Hansa-Brandenburg B.I on the web to see if it is a match.
I figured I may as well include the photos of the the Fokkers that I collected (Meet the Fokkers)... the more I look at all of these and the Halberstadt photos, the more they all look very similar to the plane that the Austrian Airmen are with in my photo.
(I feel profane when I type "Fokker" too many times)
I checked out this wiki page... Wikipedia, not Wiki-leaks!
How come you know how to plug in big pics?
I know these planes start to look the same after looking at so many.
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Hi digiday to make your pics bigger, left click on your smaller pic on the bottom of your post to make it bigger, then copy it by right clicking with your mouse and press copy, then left click edit on the bottom of the post, then click on your post with the left mouse button to place where you want the pic to go, click the right mouse button and click on paste, Thats all there is to it its easy, its just copy and paste, just takes a few practice trys, Take care and Happy Holidays to you and Yours, Chellie
BTW you can add your bigger picture to the same post or any post you have made.
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I'm liking the Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (Type LDD) myself... (maybe just coincidence, but note the similarities of the ID numbers on the plane the OP posted, and the drawing. Also take notice of the split in the right horizontal bar of the german cross in the OP's image, and where it would line up with the split for the rudder in the other two images.)
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Looking at the cross on the vertical tail it has an open slot in it. This would then look like the cross on the tail of a Hansa-Brandenburg C.I but the C.I only had single bay wings. Maybe the cross only looks that way in the picture. Course when model changes were made some of the models looked mixed. Then parts were salavaged and made into other planes. Perhaps this is a B.I with C.I tail or a C.I with B.I wings added after a crash. I also read the B.I was unarmed and the C.I had a gun.
I think you might have got it.. may have to go back on my call of it being the B1.
One of the difficulties is these early aircraft seem to often have various modifications during production runs and further modifications in the field.
I picked a B.I to start with cause could not see the tail and all the write ups I found and artist drawings showed single bay wings. If those pictures are listed as a Hansa-Brandenburg C.I then we know what the plane is.
This was a good thread. Now I have a headache, you know, like a mussle hurts when you haven't use it for a while.