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Great Patriotic War Aviation => Lend-lease planes => Topic started by: FPSOlkor on November 02, 2013, 02:57:38 PM



Title: 1st MTAP interview and some photos
Post by: FPSOlkor on November 02, 2013, 02:57:38 PM
http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/demidov/demidov.htm


Title: Re: 1st MTAP interview and some photos
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on November 03, 2013, 08:43:36 AM
Hi Oleg,
interesting interview. This veteran looks well in his own mind.
The notes about yellow numbers are interesting.

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- Which colors were used to paint aircraft tactical numbers in your regiment?

Yellow. My bort number was yellow ?6?. Then my number was yellow ?30?, since ?6? had been shot down by our own AAA. I flew ?30? till the end of war.

- Wasn't there a possibility of confusing your aircraft with German planes that carried yellow friendly recognition elements (FRE) because of this color use?

No, it was not so much of a problem.

- Were there FRE on your planes? A ?cap? at the fin, or perhaps the rudder was painted in a special color? Some nose art?

No, nothing like that; only the tactical number.
There were things like that in civil aviation. After the war I worked there. ....

- Were aircraft numbers issued according to some rules?

No, they were different. We just used the ones that we received. Who wrote them, I do not know. We were surprised by them ourselves.


 Some of the photos of the A20s show interesting painting too.

Regards
Massimo