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Albatros D.III and Variants
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 12:20 PM UTC
ALBATROS DIII continues Osprey’s new series AIR VANGUARD in the skies of The Great War. It features a great detail of information concisely packed into 64 pages including detailed aircraft information, pilot narratives, full color artwork, illustrations, and cutaway art.

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Thanks!
Mcleod
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 12:31 PM UTC
An outstanding review; makes me want to spend some money.
I've seen the authors Albatros artworks posted here and there. He's meticulous on the subject.
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 05:59 AM UTC
Looks a wonderful book but unless my eyes deceive me on the cutaway the control arrangement is as the D.I & D.II not similar to the D.V & D.Va which I believe it should be as it has the same wing arrangement.

Koloman's excellent reproduction DIII and DIIs show this major difference to fantastic effect. Windsock, Roden & Eduard have all failed to pick this up. So it's hardly surprising to see it replicated. Other than that it looks a wonderful book and I'll buy a copy for certain.

Keith
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 08:54 AM UTC
Keith, if you're speaking of the aileron control wires, it was only the D.V which had them routed through the upper wing. All other variants used the lower wing as shown in the cutaway.
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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 05:06 PM UTC
No Jessica,

I mean the actual control column and such. The wing spars moved, the control column arrangement changed to suit this. The D.I & D.II had two main wing spars in the lower wing, the cables ran behind the rear one. The D.III only had one lower wing spar further forward as the D.V & D.Va that followed. It's just assumed by many that the change to control column came with the new fuselage of the D.V.


Kolomans D.III Controls mid build to show.

Hopefully this link works. new image storage site for me. Tired of Photobucket messing with things.

Keith