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Super Aereo

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  1. WW2 French Aircraft Colours (Vallejo)

    AFAIK, there was never any official directive sanctioning the use of a sand colour on any Vichy aircraft, the only reference I have ever seen being the cover of the Osprey AoA dedicated to French aces (but the profile of the same aircraft in the book was reproduced in the usual green/brown /grey in subsequent Osprey publications). Not sure where this idea of the use of a sand colour comes from... PS: Sorry, just seen now that it was an old post!!!!
  2. Aviation of Japan Blog

    I also have emailed him, but no answer yet. He could be on holiday, or something. Flavio
  3. Beaufighter VIf colours. No. 46 Squadron

    I wrote BLACK just to emphasize that those aircraft are not in the expected Night Fighter Scheme. That footage has been bugging me since the IWM digitized and uploaded it: was it an exception at Squadron level, borne out of necessity or individual initiative, or was there some order or amendment that authorised long range fighters employed in Intruder or anti-shipping missions in the Eastern Med to wear an all-Night scheme? Will we ever know..? Flavio
  4. Beaufighter VIf colours. No. 46 Squadron

    Hello Gentlemen, Regarding the issue of BLACK Beaus in the Mediterranean, please let me draw your attention to this footage from the IWM, depicting said aircraft in November 1944: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060019783
  5. WWII SAAF roundel colours

    The orange centre appears well before 1943, I think... http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205123798
  6. hurrie N.A. camo without the Vokes filter in this pic WWII time ?

    I thought I had seen the photo before...http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/thread/1305948461/Vintage+color+Spitfire+and+Hurricane
  7. Spitfire Mk.V Manifold Exhausts

    45M, 50M and 55M, I believe, at least those consigned to Portugal in 1946.
  8. Spitfire Mk.V Manifold Exhausts

    Again one question due to my library being packed up: were the six exhaust tubes present on some Spitfire Mk.V in 1944-45 linked to particular marks of the Merlin engine? I seem to remember that they were, but which marks..?
  9. Can't reach my references...

    I wanted to check some info which I remember being in the two-part article on the Battle Of France published in Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol. 22 No. 4 (June 2000) and Vol. 22 No. 5 (July 2000). I should still have both issues but they are stored away in somebody's attic outside London and most likely buried under a pile of boxes: does anyone have a scan of both parts of the article complete with colour plates? Apologies for the unusual request, I hope I am not breaching any rules (admins please delete my post if I do).... Flavio
  10. Spitfires in the Balkans....colour footage.

    Hi, This is the famous footage shot by Eric W. Coop at Canne (near Brindisi) in Italy in March 1945, which was discussed at length on many Italian forums about a decade ago and which I had at the time procured for F. d'Amico from the IWM. Kind regards, Flavio
  11. Update to the Edgar Brooks Spitfire Notes

    Many thanks for updating the notes, it would be a crime to let that knowledge get lost when Edgar was kind enough to share it with us on this forum. Just for the record, I would like to point out that the bomb-laden Spitfire on page 26 cannot be, to the best of my knowledge, a Mk.Vc, even if Edgar thought this might possibly have been the case: apart from the angle of the undercarriage, which does not seem to be steep enough for a "c" wing, and the absence of the extra cannon bulges, the presence of the muzzle brakes would indicate a "b" wing, since the correct functioning of the belt-fed cannons in the "c" wing required said muzzle brakes to be removed (see "Guns of the Royal Air Force 1939-1945" by G.F. Wallace). Flavio
  12. Spitfire Protoype.

    Not really sure about that jack attached to the door, in K5054...
  13. Keith Park's Spitfire in Malta?

    I agree that it is a difficult one to prove either way. A lot of the "blueness" comes from the cloudless sky overhead too, and we should take into account both colour variation and colour deterioration due to UV rays (which can happen rather quickly) which acts on different pigments at different rates (I think blue hues can fade quicker than red ones, generally speaking, but I am happy to stand corrected). An extra complication is the marked variance in tone of OG, often visible in b/n photos and commented upon by Bowyer. To me that colour still looks too grey to be DE, even after colour correcting the photo, but then again, the green looks somehow less olive than I'd expect. We are in a grey area, if you pardon the pun... Flavio
  14. Hurricanes on Malta

    It should be fairly clear cut as far as the Mk.I are concerned, but for the Mk.II we might be looking at some use of the infamous blues...
  15. Keith Park's Spitfire in Malta?

    With all due respect, if that is Dark Brown, it is the least brown Dark Brown I have ever seen... Even the exhaust stubs look browner than it: I would expect Dark Brown to look, well.. browner... And by then all Spitfires *should* have been in either DFS or Desert Scheme. To quote Edgar again: So, I am not too convinced about that particular Spitfire having any Dark Brown on her upper surfaces...
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