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Super Aereo

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About Super Aereo

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    Aviation history, camouflage and markings, flight sims.

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  1. Hi Massimo, It is the Dräger demand-type oxygen regulator.
  2. It appears to have carried a disruptive scheme over its original aluminium paint - @iang will know more about this...
  3. Worth a look: Spitfire Masts and Aerials
  4. That is correct for the drop-shaped bulge, I was referring to the thin elongated shape just outboard of it, or small blister, if you prefer. My point was that it probably only came with (or without) the drop-shaped bulge in late production aircraft.
  5. This 1945 photo (see upper wing roundels) does not show any reinforcements over the wheel well:
  6. I would say it does not, you can see the bottom of the landing flap through the opening. Also see: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/10/A_captured_Focke_Wulf_Fw_190A-3_at_the_Royal_Aircraft_Establishment%2C_Farnborough%2C_with_the_RAE's_chief_test_pilot%2C_Wing_Commander_H_J_"Willie"_Wilson_at_the_controls%2C_August_1942._CH6411.jpg
  7. Anything s possible, but the order I mentioned above specified a red colour for the band, apparently.
  8. According to "Polish Fighter Colours 1939-1947 Vol.1" it was an instruction from No. 11 Group Signal S.230 of 16th September 1940 and it was trialled on the two aircraft to test how it would stand out as a marking for formation leaders. The results were reportedly positive.
  9. They were surely not fitted when the aircraft was tested in Britain https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205196920
  10. It's just Google's book preview, they never show entire books
  11. A well-respected aviation historian doubted me when I told him that the Kittyhawk IV at Hendon sports a spurious scheme. When he asked me if I knew more than the Museum's curators I had to tell him that yes, in this case I probably do... Glad to know I am not alone in wincing every time I see that airframe...
  12. Worth reading: Post #14 by Nick Millman - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/34201-avg-flying-tigers/
  13. Reproductions of contemporary colour photograph might be helpful to judge the overall aspect of an aircraft, but should not be trusted blindly, due to colour shifts in both the original and in the print/scanning process.
  14. Curtiss used Du Pont 'Sky Grey', which was supposed to match (loosely) British 'Sky'. Also see: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234951720-dupont-raf-colours/
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