DATAFILE No.37-ROLAND D.VI
'THE FLYING VIKING LONGBOAT'....
The clinker-built (lapstrake) wood fuselages of the late-war Roland D.VI-D.XV fighters was akin to the famous Norse longboats sailed many centuries before. Full service, technical and background data provide the perfect reference for anyone building scale models of the D.VI and D.VIb versions for which Ian Stair's scale plans present accurate multi-views. Colours and markings are covered and there are three rear cover colour profiles of D.VIb machines along with a model kit survey. In good condition with the outer covers only very slightly creased.
Luftfahrzeug Gesellschaft mbH (LVG) produced a fairly long line of elegant single-seat fighter aircraft that,despite boasting several advanced design features,failed to achieve the success of the handsome Roland C.II Walfisch that preceded them. In this DATAFILE, the late Peter M Grosz provided all the facts and figures, not to mention over 75 of his rare archive images,for LFG's Roland D.VI-the very last Roland fighter to achieve production status in WWI. Among the many wartime images of the aircraft and its prototypes,there are is a selection of close-up airframe, cockpit and armament details that will inspire any modeller! The book also contains 1:48 and 1:72 scale general arrangement drawings that illustrate the key differences between the D.VIa and D.VIb versions.Ray Rimell contributes the colours and markings overview along with three rear cover profiles depicting a trio of Roland D.VIb with two in Jasta 59 decor.Tabular data and a model kit survey close out this rare issue.