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Razorback P-47s in the white cowl/tail bands scheme

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Greetings—I have the decals for an early Gabreski razorback P-47 in this scheme, but some sources say to paint US OD over NG, and others say they arrived in natural metal and were painted in theatre with Brit Dark Green over Sky.


Anybody have definitive info on which colors to use? 

Thanks for any help.

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All P-47s prior to the D-21 were delivered in OD over NG, with the exception of a few development/test airplanes that never went overseas. 


Bear in mind that, when the 56FG painted the cowls in squadron colors (February 1944), the white tail bands were overpainted.  So if the cowl has a white band for a 56FG P-47, the tail stripes would be present but if the cowl band isn't white then no tail stripes (in general, there may be exceptions but I haven't seen any yet).  

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