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Use of bright red and blue on hurricane roundels


Ralph
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Hallo all,

I'm currently building a late L series fabric winged zhurticane (L2021) as she appeared in September 1940  I am wondering I'd she would have had dull red/blue roundels or pre-war standar bright red/blue? 

I am aware that Gloster built hurricanes had bright red/blue used on the production line into the Battle of Britain, but what would have likely been the case with an late L series a/c still in service by Sept 1940? I am guessing that the full fin tail flash would probably have been dull red/blue because that would probably have been applied after manufacture but am curious as to what others think.

Not critical, and in truth it can't be confirmed one way or the other!

Thanks in advance for any thoughts, Ralph 

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Dull red and blue came in with camouflage,  see the colour pics of 3 sqvin spring 39 for confirmation, that is why Gloster gets mentioned, for using the wrong paint.  I think that early Gloster Hurricanes got the roundels repainted as well, examples that do show a difference are rare.  I can dig out examples if you wish, but later as no time at mo.

 

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