Karl Büttner Albatros D.I – O.A.W. Paint Scheme

Albatros D.I 391/16 of Leutnant Karl Heinrich Büttner of Jasta 2

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This is a full-color 1:144 3D print of the Albatros D.I 391/16 of Leutnant Karl Heinrich Büttner of Jasta 2.  In late 1916 Büttner flew this monogrammed plane until it was brought down and captured by a B.E.2c of №8 Squadron RFC.  After its capture, it was repainted with British roundels and was extensively tested.  The exact dark shade used on the  fuselage is unknown, but it is depicted here as the same red-brown used on the wings, since such paint was probably in ready supply.

Two variants are available:  one assuming that — after its life as a prototype — 391/16 was repainted in the O.A.W. three-color camouflage scheme.  The other assumes it was repainted in Albatros factory colors.  Historians are divided on which paint scheme was applied, here it is left to your choice.

No painting is necessary — this model comes printed in full color, ready to use.  It comes with an integral flight peg for mounting on game flight stands (not included), which can be carefully removed with a cutting tool, if desired.  The peg is designed for a fairly tight fit; you can file it down slightly if you prefer a looser fit.  The model does not come with a flight stand, maneuver deck, or plane card.  You can find an unofficial plane card for this plane in this paint scheme in the gallery above or at https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/File:AlbD1-Buttner-card.jpg.

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