“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
I wonder if the paint scheme did him any good at all.
LL- It probably made any opponent cross-eyed, and unable to shoot straight, so...yeah.
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.
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.