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« on: May 22, 2017, 10:04:50 PM »

Hi,
here is my profile of the Polikarpov U-2/Po-2 from the beginning of the war:



It should be this plane (looks like the same the plane on the both photos):




Ple plane was apparently repainted, the camouflage scheme quite well reminds NKAP scheme from the summer 1941 with the red stars already on the fuselage and the tail:


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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 07:24:51 AM »

Hi Misos,
looks good. The rear wire sustaining the rod is still missing.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 10:19:09 PM »

Hi Massimo,
thanks for correction - wire plus two additional ones added and picture is replaced in my post above.

Here is another Po-2/U-2, now in NKAP 1943 camouflage scheme:


It should be this plane, according to info I found somewhere on the web is should be from Prague, summer 1945:

I am not sure about exact camouflage fields, bud also Begemot and some others made it like this, so I did not speculate too much.

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 06:17:50 AM »

Hi Misos,
nice work as always.
About the camouflage, a standard one is always legitimate, anyway it looks that many planes of 1945 had a two shades camo. It is represented as green-brown on the book of MBI, I suspect that they could be two greys. I'm sorry if this adds confusion to the thing.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2017, 06:49:09 PM »

Hi Massimo,

it is OK, it does not cause more confusion. To be honest, I did not find reliable authentic WWII photo of U-2/Po-2 in 3-color camo scheme. Basically they all are after-the-war reconstructions. This photo shows the whole aircraft with the board number, so I took it. And as camo scheme is a bit questionable, I decided for standard camo:


Here is the same plane, but from the other side:


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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 11:32:28 AM »

Hi Misos,
I suggest to change the number. Here are some photos of planes surely with 3 colors camo.


Uncertain (probably 2 shades)

probably 2 shades

The photos of planes with 2 shades should be taken for the most in Czechoslovakia; there could be some way to clarify the colors.

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 02:06:58 PM »

Hi Massimo,
Great pictures, thanx! That 3-color "21" looks nice, the same camo scheme as on "49". However, what could be color of the number 21? Looks different from red star. If I have s time at the end, I will rework it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 09:37:46 PM »

Hi Misos,
I can't say the color, it seems red, but some dots look black. Perhaps it is a defect of the photo. I would represent it as red.
The red stars have differently proportioned white outlines; probably it is the same thickness, but it is proportionally wider on the small star on the tail.
The red outline, if any, looks extremely thin.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 06:57:57 AM »

Hi Massimo,
thank you for advise. I will check and rework it latter if there is time enough.

In the meantine here is the top view:


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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2017, 05:16:42 PM »

Hi Misos,
very nice upper view. Is it for a book on Po-2?
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2017, 09:38:56 PM »

Hi Massimo,
no special book about Po-2 now, all my current profiles should go to the book about VVS WWII bombers.

Here is the same Po-2 from the bottom with 6 bomb racks:


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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2017, 09:44:10 PM »

Hi Misos,
it's the only one you have made in four views. Will you draw the front too?
Good work indeed.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2017, 01:28:50 PM »

Hi Massimo,
thank you. I will not draw front view. However, therr will be 4-view of another 4 planes. Stay tuned, more will come Wink
I replaced top view of the 3-color Po-2 - I reworked camouflage fields on the upper and bottom wings to be not perfecly aligned.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2017, 07:36:53 PM »

Hi Misos,
interesting work.
I wonder if one should see dark under the thickness of the fairings of the legs, in the view from below.
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