Monday, August 29, 2016

Aufgegeben Gotha

Today we bring you a photo showing the last variant of the famous heavy bomber series produced by Gothaer Waggonfabrik AG during the Great War... the Gotha G.Vb.

Once the war had come to an end, a stipulation of the resulting Armistice was that Germany hand over a large number of aircraft to the Allies... about 1700 or so. Among those specified to be surrendered was the Gotha G.V, and apparently a number of the final G.Vbs to come off the assembly line were delivered to the Allies direct from the factory. It is thought that the aircraft shown here is one of these.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

An Aerdrome in Northern France

Alrighty folks, as stated in the past... your blogmeister loves these crates from the 'Great War', but knows relatively little about them as compared to aircraft from other periods in time. All he knows about this photo is that it is said to have been taken in Northern France during the Spring of 1918 and that it shows three Fokkers D.VII, at least two, possibly three Fokkers Dr.1, and a single Albatros, which looks to be a D.V., maybe.

Anyhoo, the only other thing your blogmeister knows about this photo is that it is dang groovy... enjoy!

Posted by 'Synonymes' on Flickr

A couple'a closer crops...

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