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  1. Thanks, gentlemen. As I thought - probably there was no one, a particular color painting of postal aircraft in early years (ie until 1925). Because in 1925, the United States Congress passed that Federal Mail could choose the arbitrary commercial suppliers (different on different lines), so after 1925 it was definitely not possible to unify painting.
  2. Hi, I have a question - I know a bit strange, but I can not find information about it in any book or on websites. Are U.S. Mail airplanes around 1920 have some common, fixed color of painting or, however, planes were in their natural paintings, given by the manufacturer? If the color was specified - what exactly? Health for everyone ...
  3. The morning mail continues. D260 from the left Here is a float from my catalog called "Junkers F13". Is it exactly as you need - I am not sure, something was constantly changed during production and it does not have to be the same as your planes had. In my opinion, it should have four fittings for fixing the supports connecting the float to the hull, here you can only see three clearly, the fourth is almost invisible, but if you look carefully - it's there. The photo shows a view from the back side, the structure should be common to both floats - symmetrica
  4. And morning mail ... G-ACDP on the shore of a mountain lake.
  5. Additional fuel tank behind the cabin? And this is fuel filler?
  6. Surprise... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LgaTA2w2V6Ms8OJEdL2YgRVgmLFm38q2/view?usp=sharing I don't remember the source very well, but Avro was building Cadets and Tutors (?) at the same time, which they painted with the Titanine. So why shouldn't Cierva be painting this paint too?
  7. Hello, hello Cierva fanatics. As for the blue shade - found it (on ebay?) once photo of Titanine Emailite blue paint cans. Old, dirty, but I think it shows the right shade. Pete - since our last conversation I changed Cierva SP-ANN, first of all she got a silver tail and some brand new operating inscriptions. More is in the thread on the Polish forum. cavebloke - do you have the option to print decals nearby?
  8. Hi, I sit down and watch with interest. Do you know what it is? The D-260 had this thing mounted on the right side of the fuselage.
  9. I can't say because I don't know. The photos were enlarged by my friend who works for You-Know-Who. When I asked him, he replied: something like Photoshop + two plugins + one specialized program + 30 seconds of work per "cluster" + 20 years of experience. Don't ask me what a "cluster" is. I just combined the pictures sent to me into one. BTW - any suggestions for the inscription on the oil tank? KF
  10. OK, but I think SUPPORT HERE is more likely. Judge for yourself: https://www.diomedia.com/stock-photo-hawker-hurricane-iic-pz865g-amau-image25031507.html You have to press the magnifying glass icon (left) and then zoom to the maximum. Other photos, of course, too. My friend, who sent the enlarged fragments, made a joke for me. I suspected that it was impossible ;)) But I'm still waiting for attempts to guess what is written on the left wing.
  11. Good morning... I woke up in the morning and found a picture in the email, that explained, what was written on the rudder in a later version of TLoTM paint. At this point I marked. Big thanks. I got others too, but this time it won't be that easy. The plane also had a three-line inscription on the left wing, next to the oil filler cap. Typically, the following text was placed there: OIL 9 GALLS AIRSPACE 1 1/2 GALLS But there are only three lines here. The most probable version seems to me: OIL | ??? | 9 GA
  12. Thank you. I know this site, but there is no information about these subtitles on this page. I hope that somewhere in local collections, difficult to trace from the net or in some old books or magazines, there are photographs or even the content of these inscriptions. And that's what I'm looking for. ---------------- One hour later... Surprise!!! Do you have any ideas for reading these inscriptions? My suspicions here (I wrote it in WHITE color ) ---> FIRST AID + SUPPORT HERE + EMPTY WEIGHT / MAXIMUM LOAD WEIGHT PERMISS
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