DB-3F red 72

Updated on May 15, 2012
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Drawing by Tapani Tuomanen


This DB-3F captured by Germans during the operation Barbarossa wears the livery introduced in the mid of 1940, With A-19f green uppersurfaces and A-18m undersurfaces, and six black-outlined red stars on the fuselage sides, wings uppersurfaces and undersurfaces. The number 72 seems red with white outline. A dark repainting (black or AII green) is visible on both sides of the nose, under the glazing

The plane is characterized by the bulged cowlings for M-87B engines with short exhaust pipes, MV-3 turret with 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun, and by the glazing behind the canopy that was charactteristic of the planes produced up to the mid of 1941.