Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Lozenge pattern for Fokker D-VII

Many volunteers working this week on a new "lozenge" pattern for our Fokker D-VII wing.  Wikipedia has a good page on this patterns' origins.  Here is an excerpt, "...Lozenge-Tarnung, the lozenge camouflage[2] made up of repeating patterns of irregularly shaped four-, five- and six-sided polygons. Because painting such a pattern was very time consuming, and the paint added considerably to the weight of the aircraft, the patterns were printed on fabric, and the fabric was then used to cover the aircraft.[3] This pre-printed fabric was used in various forms and colors from late 1916 until the end of the war."

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