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  1. Great footage...and dated 1942. Hard to tell exactly what shade the colours are, but the brown looks a bit lighter than how it appears on UK based aircraft during the same time preiod. Gived a good contrast with the green areas.
  2. Very true Graham I have been digging around a bit more and apparently by the later part of the war there were Day Figher Scheme aircraft aircraft operating in the theatre...but long after the Hawk was gone. I don't think it was fading because you would expect the other colours to be so affected...I think it definately relates to the paint used.
  3. Thank you Mark and Graham I've finally been convinced to ignore my eyes and run with the wisdom Just joking: determining colours from black/white photos is never more than guesswork. Thank you for the insights. SEA markings around is not something I have studied in depth. I had heard good reports about 'Mohawks over Burma', but I'd been reluctant to get a copy because of the cost (with delivery), however you've convinced me and I have a copy shipping now. Thank you for your help. Juanita
  4. I have been pointed in the direction of Phil Listerman's book on the RAF/SAAF Hawks. Lots of new information - I'm very impressed by his research. Seems that in all probablity the 'A' in the air to air photo is 'Joe Soup' while the well known close up photo is 'Joe Soap II', a different aircraft. https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/The_Curtiss_Mohawk/nEO8DQAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover
  5. I have recently come across the larger version of the photo of 'B' and 'F', that includes another 6 of the squadrons aircraft. Its apparent there is a lot of inconsistency in finishes. At that time 'Joe Soap' still has the interim SEA roundel, while 'D' has the final small size SEA dark blue roundel with the light blue centre, while all the rest have the interim roundel. Some aircraft have no rear fuselage bands, 3 have the typical 18" sky band, and two have very narrow bands. From what I can see (its a small and fuzzy photo) the camo demarcation lines on Joe Soap are quite differe
  6. Trying to work out the colours of Mohawks in India (155 Sqn in particular) in later part of their operations. The early Mohawks were standard Dark green/Dark Earth. However, in late 1943/early 1944, some look like they been repainted and the tone looks more like Ocean Grey and Dark Green. In particular ‘Joe Soap’ ‘A’, but you can see the sharp demarcation line on ‘B’ in the attached image. Unless they are using some very weird filter, I do not believe it shows Desert Scheme. I can't tell if they still have their yellow wingtips and outer leading ed
  7. Ah, there are worst places to be stuck than the South Coast…providing you’re not a ‘bustling cities’ type person. Just sad to not see family (its been a while), otherwise I have nothing to complain about. Juanita
  8. Thank you Blimpyboy. Sydney has just gone into a Covid semi-volentary soft lockdown...so I've got more time on my hands than expect. It is interesting to see how German lettering changed during WW2. 1930s aircraft manual are very difficult to deciper. Thank you for digging up that old discussion thread. I will look at it now.
  9. Thank you - your suggestions are helpful. Is this an 'old' type of text that is no longer used?
  10. Judging by the refuelling truck, its definately a later period. How was my interpretation of Thai (Siam) text? Could you see the image in my last post? Juanita
  11. Thank you very much for those, and for the suggestion to search with the designation บ.ฝ.๘ (B.F.8) It is interesting to see the line up of Harvards...the closest one has dark camouflage colours, but two of the ones behind it have a much lighter colour in the camouflage pattern. The Hawk 75 that I am drawing has dark camouflage colours...much like the nearest Harvard. I will have more of a look through the blog website - it looks very interesting. Perhaps I might find other aircraft with colours that might be a clue for the Hawk 75. Looking closely at the Hawk photo it s
  12. Hi Blimpyboy You have me intrigued, but your link didn't seem to come through...would you mind trying again Juanita
  13. Thanks for the reply Graham (and sorry for my slow response) The researcher I'm working with is sure that the colours were two tone brown. Certainly nothing like the colours of the restored example. I'll have a hunt through Ethell's images on line. Suspect the photos you're talking about won't appear, but its worth a try. Juanita
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