updated on October 20, 2017
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Red 42 was probably photographed in winter or 1941/42 or in the early spring
1942. According to M. Bykov, it is of 12 oiae (squadron) KBF.
His characteristics are:
late type with slats- equipped wings;
overall white (the dark shades visible on the photo on the rear fuselage
are probably defects of print, they extend on the star and perhaps on the
a small red star on the white propeller;
alluminium propeller blades, probablywith black backface;
red 42 number on the rear fuselage, near the star; the fuselage star and
part of the number look unusually light, but it is probably a light reflex;
probably retractable tail wheel;
absence of sliding canopy and radio;
inert gas pipe on the left exhaust stacks.