Roland D.VI

Roland D.VIa aircraft were received in the late Spring of 1918 and some were still with the unit at the end of hostilities in November when this example was handed over to the Allied inspectors. The Roland D.VI was purported to have good handling qualities, but most pilots wanted the sensational Fokker D.VII.

Roland D.VIa, Nov. 1918

The above profile originally appeared on the rear cover of the Cross & Cockade Journal, vol. 21, no. 3. Chuck Sterns was the artist.

Sopwith 'Baby'

Sopwith Baby, N1019, "PHYLLIS", arrived at the Seaplane Defence Flight, Dunkerque on 8 April 1917. Flt. Lt. R. Graham forced a seaplane down 10 miles northeast of Dunkerque on 19 June 1917 while flying this aircraft. N1019 was equipped with a 130 h.p. Clerget engine by December 1917. Note the Lewis gun fixed alongside the cockpit, as well as another mounted on the top wing center section. Rendered by Bob Pearson.

Sopwith "Baby" N1019