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  1. That door is on a restored warbird and has no relationship to reality. It was first and foremost a location for a camera and appears primarily on the C glass nose version. There were pictures noting it on Hyperscale discussion. That online review is full of factual errors.
  2. Warpaint, the black and green, was applied when there were major repairs. Many types went for long periods in original camouflage before being repainted. I think the underside became more of an issue for some aircraft than others. B&W was probably more an issue then the DG/DE of the top surface. On the other hand, all the Buffaloes were quickly repainted in warpaint, as they were over-all aluminum. Given the nature of the war, an aircraft was taken out of operation as littler as possible.
  3. According to Suomen Ilmavoimien Histora #25, Hurricane and Gladiator, that photo of HC-452 was taken in June 1942 when it was being transferred to 2/LeLv 26. This was after May 7, when the undersides of Hurricanes began to receive DN Blue. The change in serial designation from HU-452 to HC-452 occurred sometime before September 1941, when the yellow nose band was applied. The serial was in small letters behind the yellow fuselage band. So, probably looking at DG/DE/DN Blue.
  4. Decent Do 17 references: Dornier 17 In Focus, by Chris Goss, http://www.amazon.com/Dornier-Operations-Focus-Chris-Goss/dp/0954620143 The Dornier Do 17Z A technical Guide, by Richard Franks http://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/airframe-detail-no2-544-p.asp
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    P-61 1/48

    Like the P-40 kits, they are all crappy. You'll just save a large chunk of change going with the Monogram/Ravell. Might as well throw away least amount of $$ in the toilet.
  6. Marauder interior colors Dana Bell May 26 2005, 4:24 PM (Login DanaBellColors) HyperScale Forums 160.111.254.11 Hi Rob, Marauder interiors are totally unique in the AAF, all for reasons I don't yet fully understand. Martin had a release to skip most interior primers, something to do with anodizing and a primerless exterior camouflage lacquer. There's certainly more research to be done... Here's something I posted on RMS in 1998: "I got curatorial permission to look into "Flak Bait" today - the question of cockpit colors was too interesting not to try for a definitive answer, at least fo
  7. Ol' Slarti is a bit confused...here is what he wants you to get. Air Force Colors is an entirely different set of books http://www.hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/books/p40bellbookreviewse_1.htm
  8. It was carried under the wing between nacelle and fuselage on an ETC rack. You can see the clearance and the "hot wire" to start the engine ]
  9. But, Mr. Marshman, he seems to have shown his appreciation for your help and the help of others, even though there may be differences of opinion.
  10. Airfix is wrong. The Do 17 started out as a fast mail carrier with the possibility of carrying up to 6 passenger, which Lufthansa rejected. All that does not mean 02 was used in the cockpit, especially as 02 was a RLM color designation not a civilian color. It might have, but there are no clear pictures of the V series.
  11. It started off as a dark gray with a green tinge to it. Actually, according to Jerry Crandall there were about 11 documented variations on the color RLM 66. Might have been better to say a dark greenish gray. Tamiya German Gray is the easiest answer. With perhaps a drop of dark green for the early version.
  12. Do 17Z was 66 dark gray-green also. Airfix is quite wrong. Ju 88 was 66 as was He 111P and the Fw 190A. BTW, there were no rules. The LW just came to the conclusion that 66 was the better choice. You could always post at HS and ask there also.
  13. For a WW2 era C-47 and perhaps into the early '50s No parachute seat and nothing but a lap belt. Click on image for larger image. Images from manuals of '43 and '47.
  14. NMF means Natural Metal Finish, in other words, unpainted metal. And for the C-47, which is the US designation, it is not that complicated. Sometime in 1943, Douglas switched interior colors from Dull Dark Green to Interior Green throughout. However, the quilted insulation blankets were usually in either DDG or Olive Drab fabric. Any user of this aircraft got it with the interior painted those colors. The RAF called it the Dakota. And it was painted inside just like those used by the USAAF. The seats for the paratroopers in the main cabin were unpainted aluminum (That would be NMF). No p
  15. Throughout the war, the C-47 had nothing more than a set of basic lap belts for the pilot and co-pilot.
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