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Author Topic: Wheel well color for La-5 and -7  (Read 3344 times)
Palanadine
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« on: February 08, 2012, 10:01:08 PM »

 Since i plan to build them, plus a friend of mine already building the La-7 is asking, what color should we paint the wheel wells of these aircraft?

 Same as underside color (AMT-7), or same color as the cockpit? Or both colors were used?

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 Panayotis
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Pascal
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 10:30:12 PM »

Hi!

I guess the wheel wells were paint with A-14 grey, as the cockpit and the whole inside parts of the plane .

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Pascal
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 02:25:54 PM »

Hi, photos often show them dark, so A-14 is a fair guess. Sometimes the legs are of a lighter color, possibly aluminium or light grey.  About the wheel hubs, I don't know if they are grey, or green as on other types.
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Massimo
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Palanadine
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 03:15:19 PM »

 A bit confused here. The La-7 became operational sometime around early 1944.

 According to this: http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/colors/color-table.html , A-14 was indeed aircraft interior color since 1930.

 Further down however, it shows another color, DD-118 grey as used for aircraft interiors after 194.

 Is it a case of both being a correct choice for this plane?

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 Panayotis
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 08:18:15 PM »

Hi Panayotis, DD-118 was for wooden parts. For what I know, its shade is not too different from A-14.
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Palanadine
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 08:38:54 PM »

Hi Panayotis, DD-118 was for wooden parts. For what I know, its shade is not too different from A-14.
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Massimo

 Excellent, thank you very much Massimo and Pascal!

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 Panayotis
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