Monday, January 11, 2016
Albatros D.Va -- January 11, 2016
When I was a kid, someone gave me a book about World War One airplanes. I virtually memorized it. The Albatros D.Va was one of a long series of fighters from the German Albatros company, but it was not a success. The D.Va had sesquiplane wings which tended to shear off when diving too fast. It looks pretty cool with the dragon on the side, but the plane was generally unpopular with German pilots. This is a reproduction.
In July, 2010, we visited the Museum of Flight near Seattle. I took this photo in the Personal Courage Wing, which features airplanes, mostly fighters, from World War One and World War Two.