Il-4 black 2 with red panels
Updated on 30 April 2012
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Drawing of Tapani Tuomanen

Black-nosed Il-4 n.2 (black, or of a very dark color, with white outline) of Capt. Merguov of 1st MTAD of the Black Sea fleet, March 1943.

The image shows clearly the camo scheme. Wide panels on wings appear repainted with a lighter color, possibly red as an identification mark. Some repaintings with a lighter color, unclear if repairs or a field camouflage, are visible on the tail and rear fuselage.

(Image from Red Stars of Geust, Keskinen, Stenman)