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Author Topic: Page on P-40s in Soviet service by Tapani  (Read 5764 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2014, 07:51:52 PM »

Two photos more of that "Za Rodinu" P-40
Leningrad Front, Mar 1943




IMHO, that "ghost" number is really indicative:  There was actually a requirement for the MK-7 to be partially transparent so that the original camouflage would be seen through it.  This was hard to achieve when paint was brushed (especially in cold weather), but it could have been achieved when paint was sprayed. 
Following photo probably shows this semi-transparent MK-7

Loc unknown, Jan 1943

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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2014, 10:49:44 PM »

Interesting photos.
Plane 26 looks white, because I can't see shining in the shadow zone. Probably it is not uniform white because it is sprayed horizontally. The spinner, or at least its frontal part, looks to have been painted white before the winter finish, as for its rudder.
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2014, 12:59:59 AM »

Plane 26 looks white, because I can't see shining in the shadow zone. Probably it is not uniform white because it is sprayed horizontally.

More likely because of the lighting conditions:  Low sun and reflection from the snow (snow glare or winter glare).  Low sun illuminates fuselage side and snow glare illuminates fuselage underside.  Top of the fuselage remains in "shadow"...



You can see pilot squinting due to snow glare  Wink

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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2014, 01:52:07 PM »

Hi, some Tomahawks.


http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/lendlease/p-40/tapani/p-40b-c/ah975.htm


http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/lendlease/p-40/tapani/p-40b-c/ah965camo.htm


http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/lendlease/p-40/tapani/p-40b-c/ah965white.htm


http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/lendlease/p-40/tapani/p-40b-c/whiterocket.htm


http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/lendlease/p-40/tapani/p-40b-c/53.htm


http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/lendlease/p-40/tapani/p-40b-c/75.htm

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Massimo
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