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Only for WW1 aviation Fans - new FILMs
« on: March 27, 2019, 03:48:24 PM »

Here is a WW1 aviation series which is very cool.
It is in German language, but you can click on the little buttons to have the film "auto-translated" to your language  ;)

This is a cool series about WW1 aviation history with some Great film effects and aircraft.

Soldaten der Lüfte - 1914-1916 (1/2) | Doku Geschichte | ARTE


Soldaten der Lüfte - 1917-1918 (2/2) | Doku Geschichte | ARTE


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I will also leave you with the famous film "Der Rote Baron" (Very good too) to get you in the mood for the
new WW1 aircraft skins which will replace all the previous skins.
Why?
Because... Check out the new Albatros D.I/D.II early/D.II late/D.III/D.Va and D.W series in this forum for some cool upgrades.  ;)
VonOben has done some really nice upgrades for them all and I am also upgrading all the skin-templates to fit better these changes.





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Re: Only for WW1 aviation Fans - new FILMs
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 01:06:23 PM »

Thanks, I just watched the first part and it was excellent!

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Re: Only for WW1 aviation Fans - new FILMs
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 07:20:41 AM »

Many thanks for the 3x vids buddy, much appreciated.
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Re: Only for WW1 aviation Fans - new FILMs
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 09:02:09 AM »


Great,  another WWI aviation film and unusually it's from the French perspective,  with the French speaking German!

It's not looking good for the Entente in 1914.

One or twenty-two little quibbles.   Pau was an enormous airfield consisting of several large taxiing airfields used for practice in the Bleriot Pigeons, or "Rollers".  The Roller is a Bleriot type XI with shortened wings so they couldn't quite get airborne. There was a high attrition rate among these practice aircraft.

Dr. Richard Mason covers this extensively in his book The Escadille Lafayette, Richard's father was a pilot of Esc 128 or Escadrille Lafayette.

 BTW this original WWI airfield is close the same location of the modern Pau airport.  At least they had the Caudron GII. At this point they also should have the Nieuport 10 trainer.

The Farman shown is a F40, the pusher they would have historically used was the Mf11, which was painfully slow,  maximum airspeed with a full bomb load, aircrew and fuel load would have been about 52 to 58 knots.   Note the Farman would have not been able to keep up with the Nieuport 11, nor would it had been efficient to fly the N11 alongside the MF11.

The Farman F40 was the last of the lattice tailed Farman pushers, and is a bit too early to be used in 1915 and 1916. The Mf11 was far more prevalent and widely used as a day and night bomber, it also was occasionally pressed into barrage directing and ground attack roles.

  Fighter escorts often times flew a side to side "S" patrol a few hundred meters above the escorted Farmans.  With the MTOW, a typical Farman took forever to get to 2000m or higher, it's why later versions used the larger 120 hp Renault V12 aero engine.  But the extra weight of the bigger engine didn't help the already poor aerodynamics of the MF11.  French pilots often referred to them as the flying chicken coop.

The group of 'historians' they assembled to make this film could have cracked open a few, well known books and maybe consulted with some French, American and British historians.

 Garros didn't fly a Anzani powered Bleriot across the Mediterranean Sea,  It was a Gnome 80 powered Morane Saulnier G. They also somewhat buggered George Guynemer's young adulthood, in addition to not covering Raul Lufberry's flight pioneering career prior to the Great War.

It's a good effort, but it's seriously lacking in fidelity.

I love the patina of the aircraft and the fact it covers a rarely explored part of early military aviation, but if you're going to provide a historical overview of WWI, at least get most of your history correct.
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