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Kari Lumppio

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    SOAF strikemaster battle of mirbat 1972.

    Hello! I bought the "Storm Front" based on recommendation IIRC on this forum while in UK with family some years ago. Found it only when at airpoirt (Gatwick) on return trip. Read it through immediately - during the return flight too - and it inspired a model build. It is on "stable condition" now for some years. But advanced enought to ask a quesion: Is there 1/72 decals available for the Omani Strikemasters for the Mirbat period? I do not have the old Airfix box and seems it does not have the small (day-glo?) orange numbers seen on fin and nose. Correct me if I am wrong. Cheers, Kari
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    Ta 152H colours: Is there a definitive answer?

    Hello! Well said. It is also the original topic of this thread. My trial proposal for the dark greens would be RLM 70 and RLM 71. Why? No new unknown paints into the puzzle, just rearrangement of material (and our thoughts) Bomber production was effectively ended by the September 1944* Old stock of (also) RLM 70 and 71 were to be used up and they were the bomber colours I am all open to valid reasons against the proposal. Late war Luftwaffe camo was to protect aircraft on the ground. For the appropriate colours I think: For the Autumn 1944-Winter 1945 period grey (75/74), greens (71/70 and perhaps also 74) and brown (81) would serve the purpose as deciduous trees were without leaves (Birch is "grauviolett") and coniferous trees (PInes, Firs) were darkish green as always. Towards the Spring 1945 there would be need for the lighter green (lichtgün 82) as trees again got leaves. Your thoughts? Kari *"Göring ordered his Stab on 29th June 1944 that ... all production of bombers, torpedo bombers etc. as well as all trainign must be cancelled without delay. It is Füherer's will that only fighters be manufactured" JaPo Messerschmitt Bf 109s of KG(J)6 p. 9. There is more of the issue in the book.
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    Ta 152H colours: Is there a definitive answer?

    Servus! Ta 152 and Fw 190 D Is it possible they used one of the old greens RLM 71 (or 70) with the new RLM 82 Hellgrün? Old paint stock was to be used up. For light green there was no old stock (if Ikaron 201 is not counted in). I saw mr. Crandall also participating so would be interested to know if surviving Fw / Ta artifacts have anything for my question above. Thanks in advance, Kari
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    Building a MIG-21PF - using a Zvezda or RV as a base? (Renamed)

    Hello! I wrote "Undeneath one can find a fuselage similiar to the ealier F types". This meant and means the spine tank is add-on to fuselage (shape and geometry) similar - but not the same - as MiG-21F. Please do not misunderstand me. Yes, there is equipment bay behind the cockpit and forward of the fin, too. And the spine tank is between them. Finnish MiG-21 BIS had several pushrods with part number beginning 66 (or even E-66? It was 29 years ago). I think E-66 is the oldest version of the MiG-21? I would not be surprised if some mid-fuselage frames remained the same, too. Perhaps relocated, likely not. What I would like to know (and was asking) is if their intakes were optimized for different angle of attack. Nose tilt 3 degrees down for BIS. For me there is something different in the MF and BIS intakes and I would like to put finger on it. Cheers, Kari
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    Building a MIG-21PF - using a Zvezda or RV as a base? (Renamed)

    Hello! This is not an answer to the original topic. Just wanted to say something about MiG-21 BIS (produkt 75b) shape compared to MF and such. MiG-21 BIS has forward fuselage centerline tilted down 3 degrees from rear fuselage & engine centerline. That is why BIS fuselage lower edge line is practically straight from nose wheel well to the fuselage joint line behind wing trailing edge and somewhat behind, even. Any model trying to be BIS should show this attribute. Also BIS intake lip outside is curved (to minimize pressure losses in the attached sonic vawe? Graham Boak might know more?) while MF PF, PFM etc have it sharper. Their fuselage lower line also seems to beging to curve upwards to the nose much earlier, somewhere near the cockpit rear wall. Intake diameter is indeed different, but that may be because of the radar size, too. BIS spine is one huge fuel tank (number seven). Undeneath one can find a fuselage similiar to the ealier F types. Rudder puhsrods go on the spine, too. If someone has MiG-21 MF manual I would like to know if it gives tilt angle for the forward fuselage and does it differ from BIS. Cheers, ¨Kari
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    Spit VII cockpit photographs?

    Hello! Not Mk VII, but here is Mk VI seen in German eyes: Photo links seem still to work. Perhaps of some use, Kari
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    MIG-21UM forward airbrake .. a further question

    Hello! For whatever it is worth. Not sure about UM, but at least with MiG-21 BIS (produkt 75B) you had to pull a T-handle and then pry the forward speedbrake open for service. If the speedbrake hangs out wihtout the said process it is broken. Not saying that you should not model the brake open. Cheers, Kari
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    PE-2 interior colours

    Hi! Related to Troy's post #5. https://photos.app.goo.gl/DN9JedaH74DRJznV2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/vceViintRoqpf70q1 Have to go to sleep, Kari
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    Modelling 1/72 later P-40 / Kittyhawks

    Hello! I have some P-40 modelling questions: 1. Hasegawa 1/72 P-40N does not have the smaller wheels. Is there aftermarket ones which have correct diameter in addition to detail? Or kit parts. 2. Did RAF/RAAF Kittyhawk Mk.IV have four or six machine guns in wings? 3. Did RAF/RAAF Kittyhawk Mk II (P-40L?) have four or six machine guns in wings? 4. Where can one get correct wider blade propeller for P-40M n 1/72? Afermarket or has some kit it already? 5. Did Kittyhawk IV (P-40N) have also the wider blade propeller? 6. Wheel well canvas liners. Yes or no for Kittyhawks Mk.II to IV? Questions inspired by a recent decal purchase. Thanks in advance, Kari
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    NA-73 Mustang I, best options in 1/72nd

    my mistake in the heat of a moment. 352nd FG Mustangs. At least two different blues used? My recollection.
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    Humbrol number for Dutch colour "Fokker khaki" ?

    Hello! See if there is something You can use in this old thread: Especially post #8 has some relevant data. Cheers, Kari
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    Glass panels in lower fuselage on Grumman Wildcats?

    Hello! In the Finnish Brewster (F2A-1 / model 239) equipment list they were "bombing windows". I believe bomb aiming windows for level bombing. Cheers, Karn
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    Interesting Hurricane Paint Job

    Hello! Shell 100 is so called straight oil and the instruction text may be indication of a recent motor change and resulting break-in period. Shell 100 oil Technical Data Sheet: http://www.google.fi/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwitloOhmq3YAhXBQZoKHS3rArUQFggtMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.multiforceegypt.com%2Fmedia%2F76c200c0-4fd8-44e9-a383-93c7ee517c82%2F1559951856%2FPiston%2FGPCDOC_GTDS_AeroShell_Oil_100_(en)_TDS_v1.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1sgnG5iTsHingmeTOxSp9o Note Shell W120 oil is recommended for warmer climates (see: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/aeroshelloils.php ) Back when I was maintaining a local aeroclub plane AeroShell W100 oil was used in the new (remanufactured) Lycoming O-360 during the break-in period (IIRC 50 flying hours). This tidbit had nothing to do with the spaghetti colours,but may still be of interest? Cheers, Kari
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    IL-28 Trumpeter 1/72

    Hello! Brilliant job! I especially like the Navigator cockpit. Wish I could do such Ilmavoimat one some day. Keep on the good work! Kari
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    Spitfire XVI RK840 of 322 Sqn RAF (Dutch) - a few questions

    Hallo! Of RV Spitfire and the Dutch 322 sqn. I remembered an article having one photo more. Wings of Fame Vol 15 (1999) has article of 322 sqn by Tieme Festner and it includes one aerial photo of four 322 sqn Spitfires. The caption is: "This formation of No. 322 Sqn Spitfire Mk XVI was captured on film by a No. 320 Sqn Mitchell, en route to France in February 1945. The lead aircraft, a late-production Mk XVI with a teardrop canopy, was flown by No, 322's CO, Sqn Ldr Bob van der Stok. Though its '3W' code is visible, it appears to lack an individual code." (emphasis mine, KLu). Edit Noticed only now the gingerbob edited reply above. If TD137 came to the unit only April 1045, the quoted caption is suspect. The part of lacking individual code still stands, though. The RV Spitfire of the mentioned photo might be TD137. Gingerbob linked above page (http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/birds/spitfire/dutch.htm) which has photo of RV Spitifire captioned "Spitfire LF Mk XVI, TD137, de persoonlijk kist van Bob van der Stok". The homesite has also list of Dutch Spitfires (edit post war only!): http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/birds/spitfire/registraties.htm. Main page: http://www.strijdbewijs.nl/birds/spitfire/home.htm. Hope this is use for some one, Kari Disclaimer: any odd language hiccup I blame on reading glasses not worn.