View Full Version : laminated german stocks
10-29-2009, 08:46 PM
considering the hell that these things went thru, ie european winters
how in the hell did the glue that they use hold up, it must have been some strong stuff
what was it
10-30-2009, 07:47 AM
I m no expert but I read on other forums, that the early type of glue (you can tell by the dark red color) was a oil based and was extremely resistant to water but toward later in the war some factories switched to a Elmer type glue that was not as resistant to water.
The glue was called Tegofilm or Tego film. You can find info on it at several places on the net. It was a major export for Germany before the war.
10-30-2009, 09:23 PM
Basically "Super Glue". Not new at the time, either. But using them to laminate stocks was a new idea. It worked very well. Near the very end of the war Elmers Glue was used. Bad idea, as the stuff will melt in the rain.
11-02-2009, 09:18 AM
can one imagine being on the front line and having your stock de laminate??
11-03-2009, 04:55 AM
Imagine it in a Fokker Dr-1! Water based glues used weakened after a while in the weather, resulting in lost wings!!
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