And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Monday, December 28, 2015
German pilot von Eberhard Seel & plane Albatros D. V
I wonder if the paint scheme did him any good at all.ReplyDelete
LL- It probably made any opponent cross-eyed, and unable to shoot straight, so...yeah.ReplyDelete
I think it was more for his own squadron mates to spot him and form up after a dogfight than any type of camouflage. Kind of like flags on a medieval battlefield.ReplyDelete
German First World War pilots were less about hiding and more about being seen, both by their allies as well as opponents. The factory finish colors were more earth tones, but the aces and some Jastas were allowed to customize and many had similar uniform crazy color schemes with a few personal custom details. Jasta 18 is a prime example.ReplyDelete