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The Gloster Gladiator MKII of the Swedish volunteers employed in the winter war, wore their camo in green and silver or, as I have read, recently in green and white? . Tanks

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I always thought it was silver, and the black and white photos show reflections in the light areas. However, in the profiles of the May 2020 magazine of Scale Aircraft Modeling, it indicates that it is white. (?). Thanks for your clarifications

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I'd ignore the SAM and paint it silver.  I used to think it was white, but that's not what the better references say.  The Russians also used silver (actually Aluminium) paint for snow camouflage too.

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Sorry it's not a colour photo.

 

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From SAM:

 

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Chris

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It was silver paint sprayed on top of standard Swedish camouflage of green and light blue-grey. 

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Note that the preserved Gladiator in the Swedish Air Force museum is painted incorrectly. The split between upper and lower colours should be about halfway up on the fuselage! 

(The green and light blue-grey camouflage. Not the silver which goes all the way down on the fuselage!) 

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Regards Andreas / Rudolf_Filip 

 

 

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By the way! 

If you are building a Swedish/Finnish Gladiator this new set from AIMS seems to be quite nice! 

As far as I know it is available in 1:48 and 1:32 scale. 

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AIMS48P020?result-token=2OOxX

I've ordered a set in 1:48 and I'm looking forward to see if it's as nice as it looks. 🙂 

 

Check out this great collection of photos from the F 19 volunteers. 

There are quite a few interesting pictures there. 

https://digitaltmuseum.se/search/?q=J 8&aq=name%3F%3A"647D08F1-AA06-44FA-A58A-9A6265A033B6"&o=0&n=80

 

Good luck! 

 

Andreas / Rudolf_Filip 

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4 hours ago, Rudolf_Filip said:

Check out this great collection of photos from the F 19 volunteers. 

There are quite a few interesting pictures there. 

https://digitaltmuseum.se/search/?q=J 8&aq=name%3F%3A"647D08F1-AA06-44FA-A58A-9A6265A033B6"&o=0&n=80

Looks good but the page locks up when I try to open it. Most likely as Im on a Cellular not computer. 

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On 6/28/2020 at 11:44 AM, Kari Lumppio said:

Hello!

 

Silver camo stripes over the original Swedish green / grey camouflage.

 

Cheers,

Kari

I thought it was vice versa ?

Weren't the Swedish planes painted silver then ?

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The Swedish Air Force aircraft was camouflaged when WW2 started. 

I've read somewhere that all but the first five Gladiators were delivered in the green upper and light blue-grey under scheme. 

 

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Andreas / Rudolf_Filip 

 

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23 hours ago, Rudolf_Filip said:

By the way! 

If you are building a Swedish/Finnish Gladiator this new set from AIMS seems to be quite nice! 

As far as I know it is available in 1:48 and 1:32 scale. 

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AIMS48P020?result-token=2OOxX

I've ordered a set in 1:48 and I'm looking forward to see if it's as nice as it looks. 🙂 

 

Check out this great collection of photos from the F 19 volunteers. 

There are quite a few interesting pictures there. 

https://digitaltmuseum.se/search/?q=J 8&aq=name%3F%3A"647D08F1-AA06-44FA-A58A-9A6265A033B6"&o=0&n=80

 

Good luck! 

 

Andreas / Rudolf_Filip 

Thanks.

I like the little saunas they built for the engines:

https://dms-cf-09.dimu.org/image/0231xTKgVkmY?filename=FVMF.003796.jpg&dimension=max

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