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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #810 on: February 01, 2022, 02:38:07 PM »

Hi,
I've asked Tora about the crashed plane n.6. He answered that it is of 430 Shap  and lost in 1941.
A skin, not yet updated, is here:
https://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads4&c=42

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« Reply #811 on: February 16, 2022, 10:25:22 AM »

V.F. Golubev next to one of his Lavochkins:



Dated 1942, which is a bit weird, as the plane appears to be wearing a grey-grey camouflage.

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« Reply #812 on: February 16, 2022, 10:54:47 AM »

Hi, very interesting.  I agree, the photo can't be of 1942, it should be of late 1943, 1944 or even 1945.
I think that the plane is a La-5FN, but I can't be sure. Maybe someone can try to read the serial on the tail and be sure of the type.
The dark areas on the rudder seem projected shadows.

Thank you for sharing it.

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« Reply #813 on: February 18, 2022, 10:53:15 AM »

Surely some type of La-5, probably FN. La-7s of that unit had a different shape of the white area on the tail.
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« Reply #814 on: February 20, 2022, 10:34:59 PM »

Dated 1942, which is a bit weird, as the plane appears to be wearing a grey-grey camouflage.
Hi,

Also new type stars so it is taken earliest autumn 1943.

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« Reply #815 on: February 22, 2022, 09:00:36 PM »

Now what's this piping around the Guards emblem?
Some sort of elaborate exhaust flame dampers?



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« Reply #816 on: February 22, 2022, 11:29:02 PM »

Dear Warhawk,
   In the German museum the photo caption is "Aircrew of the 105th Independent Liaison Regiment, 1st Baltic Front, 19 December 1944" so you are right, no 1942 photo.
   About the exhaust, "Homer" says: "The aircraft is equipped with an original noise suppressor system for night flights (reconnaissance + enemy bombardment)."
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« Reply #817 on: February 23, 2022, 07:01:25 PM »

Thanks for the additional info, Danielle. Haven't thought about noise, since Po-2 is silent to begin with...

so you are right, no 1942 photo.

This was just a copy-paste error from my La-5 post above.
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« Reply #818 on: March 27, 2022, 11:07:57 AM »

Another interesting Po - a three-seater.
Does the enlarged center part of upper wing house an extra fuel tank?



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« Reply #819 on: March 29, 2022, 06:30:57 AM »

hi, interesting image. It looks likely that the tank had been moved from the fuselage to make room to a third man. One should see some pipe for the fuel somewhere.
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« Reply #820 on: March 29, 2022, 11:59:26 AM »

the fuel tank is in its place, as it should be. but it is reduced in volume. since the cabins are shifted forward in flight. for export and staff (3.4 local and medical), the 2nd tank was installed on the wing.




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« Reply #821 on: March 29, 2022, 01:34:08 PM »

Interesting images, the variant of the first photo is new to me.
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« Reply #822 on: March 29, 2022, 07:47:03 PM »

there are a lot of interesting ones.

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« Reply #823 on: March 30, 2022, 10:12:00 AM »

Yes, nearly unrecognizable. Thank you for posting it.
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« Reply #824 on: March 31, 2022, 11:19:53 AM »

Hi everybody,
Some other variants of the U-2 at the end of this post

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