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Old 30th March 2020, 12:36
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Photo Fokker D.VII

Hello,


Currently on ebay is an unusual photo of a Fokker D.VII. It has no markings either civil or military and appears all white(?) and the persons in the photo both wear military uniforms and civil clothing. Can anyone identify why the machine is so unusually painted? Its at:


https://www.ebay.de/itm/Flugzeug-Dop...MAAOSwSWZegcN0


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Old 30th May 2020, 22:23
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Re: Photo Fokker D.VII

Hello,


Currently on ebay is a nice close up photo of Fokker D.VII F D.4356/18 at:


https://www.ebay.de/itm/Foto-Flugzeu...YAAOSwIzpe0YmW


Which raises the obvious questions. Who is the pilot and what is the unit?


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Old 31st May 2020, 03:49
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Re: Photo Fokker D.VII

Didn't Goering have an all white one in WW1?
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Old 31st May 2020, 07:55
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Re: Photo Fokker D.VII

Hello Dan,


Correct. He flew D.VIIF D.5125/18. That one did at least have the usual crosses and a serial number and can be seen at:


http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/produ...tid=3208&cat=1


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Old 31st May 2020, 11:30
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Re: Photo Fokker D.VII

It is not impossible that Göring used an all white D.VII postwar as well.

That one could easily have been striped with black bands before he took it to Denmark and later to Sweden.

In Swedish service it was again painted all white.

All speculation of course and unfortunately the photo on e-bay is too mediocre and of course without any useful information, for anyone to really tell...

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Old 31st May 2020, 11:39
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Re: Photo Fokker D.VII

Hello Stig,


I wasn't aware of the facts you outline. Interesting. So its not known whether the Swedish D.VII 937 was earlier D.5125/18 rather than another D.VII flown by Göring?


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Old 31st May 2020, 12:07
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Re: Photo Fokker D.VII

Ah, Sorry Clint

No the Swedish one was Fok F.7716/18
The serial number was actually 37. The digit 9 visible in front was a so called year digit which usually indicated the year the aircraft was built.

The actual Swedish paint has variously been described as silver or aluminium bronze. Whatever, when looking at black & white photos, it is impossible to differentiate them from basic white.

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Old 1st June 2020, 00:33
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Re: Photo Fokker D.VII

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Hello Dan,


Correct. He flew D.VIIF D.5125/18. That one did at least have the usual crosses and a serial number and can be seen at:


http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/produ...tid=3208&cat=1


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Clint

Thank you Clint.
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Old 3rd July 2020, 19:29
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Re: Photo Fokker D.VII

Hello,


Currently on ebay are a number of Fokker D.VII photos at:


https://www.ebay.de/itm/Orig-Foto-So...oAAOSwYtpe~1~a


https://www.ebay.de/itm/Orig-Foto-Fo...0AAOSwxmhe~2AW


https://www.ebay.de/itm/Orig-Foto-Fo...MAAOSwy8Be~1-e


https://www.ebay.de/itm/Orig-Foto-Fo...kAAOSwkfle~2BS


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Old 3rd July 2020, 20:30
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Re: Photo Fokker D.VII

Hello,


A quick search reveals that the macine with the Davidstern belonged to Ltn.d.R. Adolf Auer of Jasta 40.


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