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#4407923 - 02/28/18 12:41 AM 1918 French Chasse Escadrilles: TO&E?  
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Currently reading a book that covers the development of the French Air Service and the Chasse Escadrilles of it.
I was surprised to read that, at least several, flew the Spad VII to wars end. Unfortunately, unlike identical books on the other air forces, information is a little vague or non-existent on the bulk of the Escadrilles as to what exact aircraft they flew and when. As an aside I always assumed the Spad XIII equipped, by far, most of the Escadrilles in 1918 but now I wonder.

Could scroll thru the excellent WOFF database that always seems spot on (accessible via the Create Pilot screen) but that hardly seems efficient nor does it have every single Escadrille I presume(?).
Anyone know of a website that details the equipped aircraft of the Escadrilles in 1917/18?

#4407938 - 02/28/18 01:56 AM Re: 1918 French Chasse Escadrilles: TO&E? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Albin Denis http://albindenis.free.fr/Site_escadrille/presentation.htm is the main source, but it is still a work in progress, understandable when you think about the sheer size of L'Armée de l'Air, and missing records. It is based on the official Service Historique de l'Armée de l'Air bible, and he has added much, but the records that the bible is based are in many cases incomplete or faulty. He has added a lot of detail, but there are gaps and errors.
As to SPADs, many Escadrilles still had one or two or several SPAD VIIs right to EoW, though by October certainly the preponderance was XIIIs. Unfortunately, the WoFF structure cannot accurately reflect the actual numbers or percentages of a/c, (nor can it include all the historic aerodromes} so it doesn't always give a true picture. That being said, WoFF generally is pretty good - it has been crosschecked against many other sources. I am really looking forward to the update - it's the result of years of work. In just two weeks.
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#4407939 - 02/28/18 02:14 AM Re: 1918 French Chasse Escadrilles: TO&E? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Update? WOFF update? Two weeks?
Don’t know whether to get all excited or....am a victim of over excitement and misunderstanding.
But thanks for your insight!

EDIT: Awesome website but I wish there was a “Click here for English” button.

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#4407945 - 02/28/18 02:37 AM Re: 1918 French Chasse Escadrilles: TO&E? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Originally Posted by DukeIronHand
Currently reading a book that covers the development of the French Air Service and the Chasse Escadrilles of it.
I was surprised to read that, at least several, flew the Spad VII to wars end. Unfortunately, unlike identical books on the other air forces, information is a little vague or non-existent on the bulk of the Escadrilles as to what exact aircraft they flew and when. As an aside I always assumed the Spad XIII equipped, by far, most of the Escadrilles in 1918 but now I wonder.

Could scroll thru the excellent WOFF database that always seems spot on


Try Jara's "Encyclopedia" app. It's a great way to look into WOFF database for info you spoke of.


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#4407947 - 02/28/18 02:46 AM Re: 1918 French Chasse Escadrilles: TO&E? [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted by Robert_Wiggins

Try Jara's "Encyclopedia" app. It's a great way to look into WOFF database for info you spoke of.


Duh. Forgot. And I got it downloaded too. This is just what it’s made for. Should give me a feel for things.
Thanks Robert!

#4407949 - 02/28/18 02:48 AM Re: 1918 French Chasse Escadrilles: TO&E? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Originally Posted by DukeIronHand
Originally Posted by Robert_Wiggins

Try Jara's "Encyclopedia" app. It's a great way to look into WOFF database for info you spoke of.


Duh. Forgot. And I got it downloaded too. This is just what it’s made for. Should give me a feel for things.
Thanks Robert!


Always willing to plug Jara's work, even if I don't get a commission! winkngrin


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#4407951 - 02/28/18 03:14 AM Re: 1918 French Chasse Escadrilles: TO&E? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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You should negotiate a percentage lol


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#4407955 - 02/28/18 04:33 AM Re: 1918 French Chasse Escadrilles: TO&E? [Re: Shredward]  
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Originally Posted by Shredward
You should negotiate a percentage lol


Ha Ha! good one!


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#4407969 - 02/28/18 07:46 AM Re: 1918 French Chasse Escadrilles: TO&E? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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50% is yours, Robert. Is it OK? wink

#4407977 - 02/28/18 09:58 AM Re: 1918 French Chasse Escadrilles: TO&E? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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I’ll be your agent Robert.
50% of zero is....hmmm....uhhh...somebody want to give me a hand here?

And once I get my CP fixed I can use JJ’s app again.

EDIT: The above reminded me to check the shippers website for my MB. Says it will be here tomorrow! Course I’ll be 300 miles away but I’ll be installing Saturday morning it appears. Give me Friday night to dig everything out like the CPU silver paste heat transfer stuff. See? Got this technical stuff down!

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#4407989 - 02/28/18 12:36 PM Re: 1918 French Chasse Escadrilles: TO&E? [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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