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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #840 on: January 06, 2023, 09:20:55 AM »

Hi Daniele,
thank you for your clear explanation. Being utilized both in Leningrad and South front area, plane numbers of three digits leave doubts on the identification of the front. Your finding of other photos from the same stock and their road signs is an unexpected trace.
Trying to remember, I think to have already seen a Russian profile of a LaGG-3 with 3 digits code somewhere, perhaps a decals sheet. I am not sure to have seen the relative photo. Perhaps this gives a way to identify the unit of both planes.
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« Reply #841 on: January 12, 2023, 09:22:42 PM »

First time I see a rear view of this Yak-4:





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« Reply #842 on: January 13, 2023, 03:38:59 PM »

Interesting. The plane has still the pilot's shield closed. I wonder how it opens, I've never seen photos or drawings showing this.
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« Reply #843 on: January 14, 2023, 09:08:46 AM »

Interesting. The plane has still the pilot's shield closed. I wonder how it opens, I've never seen photos or drawings showing this.

If You are referring to the pilot's movable part of canopy, it seems that it is divided into two lateral parts, each sliding down to its respective side into the fuselage:





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« Reply #844 on: January 14, 2023, 10:04:39 PM »

Great photos. Most surprising method, I would never have thought this.
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« Reply #845 on: January 15, 2023, 12:16:31 AM »

I agree, quite rare.
Apart from Yak-2/4, seen only on e.g. Latecoere 298 and Caudron 71x fighters...
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« Reply #846 on: February 11, 2023, 11:28:28 AM »

A lagg on a train:


source: German E-bay

Just out of curiosity - why did the soviets write the numeral '2' like that on some aircraft?
Seems to me like a sure way of it being misidentified with a '9'... especially when a '9' is also involved!  Huh
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« Reply #847 on: February 11, 2023, 05:08:08 PM »

That is a good question. I find the very high number to be interesting. I think that's about the highest bort number I've ever seen. Notice how it overlaps the tip of the star.

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« Reply #848 on: June 19, 2023, 08:19:14 AM »

Some post-war life in color:


source: Zaika blog
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« Reply #849 on: June 19, 2023, 02:00:13 PM »

Very interesting, the darker plane doesn't seem green but dark grey. Seems the first demonstration of the use of dark grey livery in 1945.
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« Reply #850 on: June 27, 2023, 03:56:43 PM »

Link to new photo of miG-3 n.97 from Tora:


https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WfoAAOSwJItklKIM/s-l1600.jpg
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« Reply #851 on: June 27, 2023, 09:01:14 PM »

Nice find!
Some other captured birds below:


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« Reply #852 on: July 01, 2023, 10:22:02 PM »

A couple more:


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« Reply #853 on: August 28, 2023, 06:58:28 PM »

I see radiators behind props. A Yak-4?



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« Reply #854 on: August 31, 2023, 09:15:54 PM »

Yes, Yak-4, and with evidence of camouflage.
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