WINDSOCK International Vol.3, No.1,Spring 1987(h)
Plenty of variety in this number with a pictorial history of DFW single seat fighters-four pages of rare photos from Peter Grosz- and we travel a few miles from the office to London Colney to photograph the ongoing restoration of BE2f A1325 with detail close-ups of fuselage structure-this machine is now in NZ having been restored to airworthy condition by TVAL.There are two pages of fabulous readers' models,a lively correspondence column and Nick Forder begins a three part biography of pioneer British flyer Bentfield Hucks. Also in this issue we look at PC12, the enigmatic British camouflage colour that we determined back then was reddish brown and provided two paint chips that matched preserved samples.We have since discovered that the designation was in error and these chips are actually perfect renditions of new and faded versions of the official reddish brown tropical finish -AMAPDT.The genuine PC12 was more of a mid chocolate brown shade.Elsewhere in this issue the editior builds Classic-Planes' tiny DFW T.28 Floh,and Colin Owers presents a unique plans feature on the rare Pfalz D.XV experimental with 1:72 scale GAs and a pair of photos.From Barry Gray, the chequered career of Sopwith Pup B7575 in its colourful trainer finishes complete with 1:48 scale monotone drawings.Plenty of book reviews and model kit assessments close out this issue with commentary on C A Atkins' Pfalz Dr.I metal kit;Merlin Fokker E.V; Tommy Morse by Wings 48 and many more, plus accessories and other news of the day. The inner and outer covers have full page portraits of OEFAlbatros D.III 153.86. Just one issue left with a slightly worn and mildly creased cover -but it's complete.
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