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Great Patriotic War Aviation => Lend-lease planes => Topic started by: marluc on March 03, 2009, 09:19:19 PM



Title: Colour of Khlobystov Hawk?
Post by: marluc on March 03, 2009, 09:19:19 PM
Hello everybody:

I would like to know your opinion about the colour of Khlobystov?s P-40/Tomahawk,as in the known photos is too hard to distinguish.I?ve seen profiles with both options:Olive Drab/Neutral Grey as in P-40C or Dark Green/Dark Earth/Sky as in Tomahawks.
Thanks in advance for your answers,best regards:

Martin:


Title: Re: Colour of Khlobystov Hawk?
Post by: Dark Green Man on March 04, 2009, 06:24:17 AM

I believe it was an ex-RAF machine so that would mean it was originally painted here in the US using
'equivalent colors' Dupont 71-009 brown , 71-013 green and 71-021 'sky type s gray'.
if the British repainted it I do not know.
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Title: Re: Colour of Khlobystov Hawk?
Post by: marluc on March 04, 2009, 07:32:17 PM
Hello Paul:

Thanks a lot for your answer.It?s just what I think of the colour scheme under the white wash.
Best regards:

Martin


Title: Re: Colour of Khlobystov Hawk?
Post by: Dark Green Man on March 05, 2009, 06:11:57 AM

...and where did I get that information?
(see link below)
although it does not state the colors specifically, it does mention that they were ex-RAF machines.
that eliminates the ex-USAAF Olive Drab/Neutral Gray scheme for this particular batch of aircraft.
(later on they did receive a number of P-40C's in O.D./N.G.)
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http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/romanenko/p-40/index.htm


Title: Re: Colour of Khlobystov Hawk?
Post by: marluc on March 07, 2009, 01:04:35 AM
Thanks Paul,I have this article in my references and forgot to check it out.
Best regards:

Martin