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WWII windsock for overseas airfield made from?

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#1 RobL

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:41 PM

Howdy.  I'm trying to find out what a windsock would have been made from during WWII - when used in a forward air base in Europe.


I've seen color images of white windsocks.  But are they silk?  or a more heavy duty fabric like canvas?


Any manuals that might dictate this sorta thing for aviation engineering units or whoever set up a forward base in Europe or Italy?


Thanks for any guidance.


Rob L. 

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:48 PM

Rob, I will try to see what I can find. Chances are I won't be successful, and a simple windsock was probably given some overly long nomenclature intended to confuse everyone. Like 'Instrument, Wind, Tube, Tapered, Indicating, Directional, Airfield M900055). :rolleyes:

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