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Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.IIA with rocket rails and black wing
Updated on June 11, 2014
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Drawing by Tapani Tuomanen

 

Tomahawk MK.IIA of unknown unit armed with rails for six RS-82 rockets. We can see a black wing, white prop blades, white background around the stars under the wings. Serial is unknown, perhaps overpainted with winter paint.

 

Images from Red Stars 4, ed. Apali.

Black wings were an heritage from their use in RAF. They should have been repainted in sky in spring 1941, but some plane was delivered to Soviets still with this characteristic.

Below: image of a British Tomahawk with a black wing.