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  1. Hello all, In reviewing the camouflage pattern of the Portuguese Army Air Force Ju-86s, I note the irregular pattern in Luftwaffe colors. The pattern is unique and quite different from that of other exports such as Spain, South Africa, Hungary and Sweden. My impression is, the Portuguese Ju-86s may have been delivered in an overall silver scheme, in 1938, similar to the Chilean Ju-86s, but were later camouflaged after an overhaul or when hostilities began in 1939. Does anyone know the origins of Chilean camouflage patterns on the Ju-86? Very few photos exist. Thank you! http://asasdeferro.blogspot.com/2016/05/junkers-ju-86.html?m=1
  2. I agree. Firstly JG.27 was not surrounded and would have evacuated all aircraft in an orderly manner. Any aircraft left behind would have been disabled. Moreover the Bf-109G, without spare parts, repairs and regular maintenance, would have been a death trap. Finally the 109 was a fighter, not a fighter bomber. It could carry a bomb load, but not far. I am not sure it would have been useful in fighting insurgents, even if there were plentiful spare parts and someone who knew how to maintain the systems.
  3. Hello all, A Wiki article on the Bf-109 states that captured 109's in Greece, 1944 were used by the Royal Hellenic Air Force and employed in the anti-insurgency operations against Greek insurgents at the end of hostilities. The Greeks also used Spitfire VC's and other miscellaneous aircraft in these ops. Question: has anyone ever seen a photo or drawing of a captured Royal Hellenic Bf-109Gs, and if so, what was the color scheme? I would presume the captured 109's were derelicts from JG.27, and the original camouflage was preserved after s hasty removal of German insignia and markings. Any help in this regard would be most appreciated.
  4. Looks great. As an aside, I wish I still had access to your Mossie PR. photos.
  5. Thinking of doing one in post-war Finnish markings.
  6. Math y tres excellent. The Quinta dashboard really adds to the realism.
  7. Probably a mistake by be author, the foremost expert on Chinese military aviation. I wish I could zero in on the photo in the book.
  8. Hello everyone. I was going through a link to CW Lam's old website and found a blurred page from the Chinese Encyclopedia of Aircraft. It apparently shows communist colors on a Vengeance. Does anyone know if the the Chinese had a few Vengeances? I know the Nationalists had a number of V-1's and V-11's but the Vengeance report seems a stretch. Thank you for any comments. I attach a link. http://cwlam2000.epizy.com/book3.jpg
  9. Thank you Mr. Boak! My impression is that paint was in such short supply that the dark earth was "thinned down" in the field and as you pointed out, appeared to be a "tan".
  10. Does anyone know if this kit is available for sale anywhere in Europe or the States? I have searched with no luck. Even Aviation Megastore. Thank you.
  11. Hello all, I am researching the color schemes of Greek PZL-24's post 1940, and cannot determine the exact shades of green and tan utilized by the RHAF. Some sources show a type of middle stone, others a RAF earth brown. I know that the PZL-24s were delivered in an overall silver scheme, in 1938, and were painted by the Greeks as war approached in 1940. I don't know this as a fact but I presume the Greeks "borrowed" paint from the RAF. In fact, some sources show a RAF dark green, a RAF tan and then a type of RAF dark brown on the upper-wings, in small squiggles. Can anyone clarify the exact shades of tan involved, and perhaps a color swatch online or other resource? Thank you very much.
  12. Hello all, I have the Ark 1/48 La-11, and admire it for its shape and fidelity of detail; however I am doing a La-11 in honor of an aviation historian (and friend) who passed away a year ago. I want the kit to be as close to museum as possible (within my limited skill set). So the heavy lines on the Ark kit distract me. Between Scale Bureau;. Mikromir (with resin upgrades); the Ark kit and the HobbyBoss kit, which way should I go? I think Micromir looks very accurate but have not measured it. Thank you all,
  13. Hello all, I have the Ark 1/48 La-11, and admire it for its shape and fidelity of detail; however I am doing a La-11 in honor of an aviation historian (and friend) who passed away a year ago. I want the kit to be as close to museum as possible (within my limited skill set). So the heavy lines on the Ark kit distract me. Between Scale Bureau;. Mikromir (with resin upgrades); the Ark kit and the HobbyBoss kit, which way should I go? I think Micromir looks very accurate but have not measured it. Thank you all,
  14. I have not seen this color scheme from Rhodes and find your rendition to be excellent. The color scheme is gorgeous. As an aside, my father was raised near Kyrenia, Cyprus, and his village near a natural harbor was bombed a few times by SM.79s and Ju-87's and Ju-88's. I asked him about color schemes and he said "the only ones I saw were black" and "any time the planes came over I buried my face deep in the slit trench outside our school." Thank you again for posting this.
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