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    This photos were take at la Ferté-Alais in France.

















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    This photos were take at la Ferté-Alais in France.

















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    Original? You mean replicas.

    There are very few original WW1 birds surviving. Most if not all of the German stuff was destroyed, including a lot of D.VIIs, which were being mass produced at the end of the war.

    And none of the surviving original WW1 planes is airworthy, IMHO.

    Anyway, they would have never been allowed to fly in a public modern show with their unreliable weak engines, their flammable surfaces and their weaky structures. Too dangerous to have the approval of the authorities to even try.

    Those modern replicas are mostly made with new materials, and while they respect the external appearance of the original aircraft, they have strong structures and modern, light and reliable engines. Some aren't even of the same size, but downscaled replicas. I'm glad to see they've used rotary engines were appropiate, tho. Older replicas used normal non-rotary star engines.

    Beautiful to see, and a joy, but no originals.
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    Beautiful pics, perhaps restored originals/or really accurate replicas? Go to Rhinebeck Aerodrome - there are originals flying there.

    Willy
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    Beautiful !

    Superb pics thanks for sharing

    Are there any Albatros replicas around ? No plane has ever looked better...
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    Nice pics!

    Anybody else looking forward to KotS?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
    Anybody else looking forward to KotS? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Absolutely dribbling mate
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    Gorgeous pics!
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
    Anyway, they would have never been allowed to fly in a public modern show with their unreliable weak engines, their flammable surfaces and their weaky structures. Too dangerous to have the approval of the authorities to even try. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Why?

    That smells like a l0t of fun
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