updated on March 30, 2005
file name: khar-spot.html
This image represents a MiG-3 of 148 IAP during the battle for Kharkov
in 1942; on the photo, chief technician Lt. Bazdyrev checks the work plans
of his crew of mechanics.
The aircraft is only partially visible on this image, but it shows
an unhedited camouflage.
Its characteristics seem to be:
from Mir Aviacia 2/2002
All the characteristics of the profile not visible on this photo are hypothized
on the base of the standard winter look of many other MiG-3s.
late type, with radio mast, probably with slats;
with inert gas device near the left exhaust stacks;
white overall (including undercarriage legs and doors), overpainted with
very small spots on the upper and side surfaces, including wings and spinner
and, perhaps, prop blades;
the exhaust stacks could be painted white too.