Originally Posted by Wodin
I prefer Aces High

Yes I agree, Aces High is a great film. As much for the atmosphere on the ground and specifically the mess, than the actual air fighting.

Nice shots Stache and good story to go with it. The Pfalz EIII is a strange bird but I definitely prefer it to the Fokker Eindecker. I mentioned it in earlier posts but it holds it's height better in a turn than the Fokker, which is a godsend when flying around the mountains and valleys of Alsace as I do.

"A great deal of an aeroplane could be holed without affecting its ability to fly. Wings and fuselage could be—and often were—pierced in 50 places, missing the occupants by inches (blissfully unaware of how close it had come until they returned to base). Then the sailmaker would carefully cover each hole with a square inch of Irish linen frayed at the edges and with a brushful of dope make our aircraft 'serviceable' again within an hour."