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66misos
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« on: June 11, 2017, 06:25:31 PM »

Hi,
here is work in ptogress on Li-2NB in 2-color camo:



It should be this plane:



Unfortunately, I did not find better photo of the Li-2NB (there are photos of transport versions etc.) that would show black-green camo on the uppersurfaces + apparent color (black or light blue) on the undersurfaces + type/positions of the red stars + board number.

This is most probably "NB" version, but camo fields on the front fuselage are not visible:


Color of the undersurfaces? Is there red star also on the tail?


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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 10:10:22 PM »

Hi Misos,
promising work.
I see that the plane on the 'photo' has white outlines at the stars, this could be real or an artifact, but it puts into doubt the use of black-green camouflage. I suggest to look for another plane.
I suppose that you have already seen this page.
http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/li-2/li-2camo/li2-camo.htm
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 05:43:23 AM »

Hi Massimo,
thank you for comment. I know that page, those alternative photos are from there. Photo of "White 12" looks like retouch. Interestindly, it is the only photo of Li-2(NB) I saw with red star on the both tail and fuselage.
Outlined red stars look like white/silver outlined stars on black-green Il-2 planes:


This one:

also has black-green camo with light blue underside in the late war. Not sure it is "NB" version - nose gun and bomb racks are missing. However, position of the aft fuselage band is in the same position as on this plane:

This one seems to have repainted tail, at least its upper part. According to the rear window for the gunner (missing on the previous photo) it looks like "NB" version.

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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 06:39:33 AM »

Hi Misos,
NB should be characterized by a particular window on the side, but I can't see it on the photo. I can't see black undersurfaces, bonb racks etc.
I don't believe that the plane of the photo is a Li-2NB.
Another thing: the profile of the nose looks too angular.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 11:36:58 PM »

Hi Massimo,
thank you for comment. Here is the profile with the corrected whole front fuselage and camo changed to white or red 55 - there is a big window for the gunner, so it should be "NB" version:



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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 07:09:24 AM »

Hi Misos,
I was referring to the window on the side of the nose, are you sure that the rear window is related to NB? I see that they are loading things that are not related to bombs. I don't think that this plane is a NB. All the NB that I remember have the late camouflage and black undersurfaces.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2017, 09:19:22 AM »

Hi Massimo,
I will check those windows.

What about this painting scheme?


Not sure about this one - it has bomb load, but rear gunner window is closed and the re no windows on the front doors near cockpit. Red star has only white outline like that one I mentioned in my previous post.




This one is definitely NB version - note the gun in the nose and also in the rear gunner window.


NB with the light blue undersurfaces:


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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 09:34:44 AM »

Hi Misos,
On the museum plane I can't see the characteristic side window on the nose that was for the bomb aiming device. So I don't think that this restoration is accurate.
I am in doubt on the painting schemes of the instructions, only photos of L-2NB I have seen show black undersurfaces, side window and some type of 3 shades camo, usually with numbers on the rudder.
About the 3 shades camo pattern, it's a difficult question. There are both simple patterns with large and straight bands, both complex ones. there are a pair of photos of 3-colors Li-2 (not NB I think) on available photos, one is that of the photos of La-5 and 7 said to be of 4 GIAP KBF, whose link has been uploaded on the forum about a month ago. I can look for the other one later.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2017, 09:56:54 AM »

Hi Massimo,
I went through your page at http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/li-2/li-2camo/li2-camo.htm, neither there is a photo showing whole plane reliably identified NB version in blac-green camo and showing red stars and board window and bomb racks/load.
Anyhow, latter the rear gunner window was covered with the metal/armour plate so it was not prominent:

Seems that profile with the black-green camo will be more-less what-if or at least questionable matter. I have to move on, so unless better photo appears in next couple of days I will let that "Red 55" as the NB version.
I still have to make 4-view of the NB version in the late war 3-color camo - neither there is situation clear enough. Huh And then Pe-2...
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2017, 12:42:32 PM »

Hi Misos,
personally I wouln't draw any NB with black-green camo. The rear window of n.55 with a machine gun wasn't exclusive of NB in any way, and the plane is being loaded with other loads. Even the font mg isn't necessarily indicative of a bomber.
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2017, 11:27:31 PM »

Hi,
finished, although a bit questionable, black-green Li-2NB:



4-view of the "NB" in 3-color camo will follow.
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2017, 04:36:15 PM »

Hi Misos,
questionable but nice.
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 08:26:14 PM »

Hi Massimo,
thank you Smiley

Here is another Li-2NB, now in the three-color camouflage:


It should be this plane:


I have found 3 different interpretations of this plane, this is how I see it. Views from the other side, top and bottom still will come.
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2017, 07:10:32 AM »

Hi Misos,
nice profile. I agree that the photo is of difficult interpretation, it seems to suggest an anomalous overdiffusion of the light brown.
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2017, 08:25:59 AM »

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