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1/32nd Albatros D.V, Jasta 18
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Posted: Monday, January 03, 2011 - 02:01 AM UTC
Mikael Terfors (OEFFAG_153) reviews the Albatros D.V, Jasta 18 decals from Wingnut Wings.

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Posted: Monday, January 03, 2011 - 03:25 AM UTC
A good review that sets out the issues fairly and accurately.
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Posted: Monday, January 03, 2011 - 07:11 AM UTC

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D - Albatros D.V Kurt Monnington? (Partial lozenge covering)
This profile has also been credited as belonging to Georg Von Hantelmann, and painted in the Jasta 18 blue with red nose. However WNW has taken part of the latest research and are depicting it as black.

Ltn. Kurt Monnington is quite right. This research was a compiled effort of Alx Imrie and Greg VanWyngarden from several years back.

Ltn.d.R. Kurt Monnington came to Jasta 15, 19 June 1917 and left 28 August 1917 for the AFP 7 (Armee Flug Park7). He was reassigned to
Jasta 22s (Saxon unit) on 30 Sept 1917 . He then was transferred on 20 March 1918 to Jasta 18.

You may remember his other Albatros D.V from Eduard's kits #8109 & #8112

Ltn. Monnington of Jasta 15 early 1917.(also seen in #8109.) In 1917, Kurt Monnington was transferred from FA62 to Jasta 15. With this unit, he gained no aerial victories. There was a transfer to Jasta 22s and hen to the reformed Jasta 18. In March, 1918 he found himself with Jasta 18, in the so-called ‘Berthold exchange’, that saw the transfer of identities between Jasta 15 and Jasta 18. On May 11, he claimed his first kill (S.E.5a), and on June 5, his second (Bristol Fighter). After that, Jasta 18 was relocated from the northern sector of the front to the Montingen airfield at Metz. Here, Monnington gained five victories over British bombers in combat with the IndependentAir Force.

Box top to Eduard #8112.