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Posted: March 24, 2006 05:40 pm
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Hi everybody,

I have an 1/48 Spitfire MkV ( ICM kit ) and I 'd like to finish with the cammo of russian Spitfire MkV as romanian 7thFG pilots meet in combat on ucrainian front in summer 1943.
I found in my data base a nice color profile ("white 3") but unfortunetly it is half destroyed due to scratch on disk. :(
If someone could find the complete profile and post it here , I will be gratefull.
I think it was published in french magazine " Avions".

Below is what i could save .

(IMG:http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5640/spitv3albbotgalben0uj.jpg)
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Posted: March 30, 2006 12:09 pm
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Posted: March 30, 2006 02:25 pm
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Hello,
there is no schemes, only models:

http://www.sandbaggereaw.com/freddybspit.html


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Hi David,

Thanks, I found beside models also the color profile in Freddy's zip pack. :)

Here it is.


(IMG:http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/1449/spitfireurss5em.jpg)
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Posted: November 16, 2007 02:47 pm
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I know something about these, having done considerable research into these a few years ago.

Firstly, the scheme for White 3 is not documented by any known photos. It is taken from a Russian magazine (Мир Авиация) from the early 1990s. The serial number is bogus, and I was never able to piece together what it may have been.

The other schemes (529 and 538) are documented from photos, and are correct. Spitfire Mk.Vs in VVS service were flown in their original RAF camouflage of Ocean Grey and Dark Green over Medium Sea Grey, complete with Sky spinners and fuselage bands. Numbers on the sides of Mk.Vs appear to be silver in photos. These were Mk.Vb.

After the fighting over the Kuban had ended, in May 1943, the Spitfires were transferred into VVS-PVO, and there were no other instances of combat between VVS Spitfires and Axis aircraft.

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Posted: November 16, 2007 08:33 pm
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Firstly, the scheme for White 3 is not documented by any known photos.


HI Scott,

Thanks for your input. But I remember that I saw somewhere the B&W photo of this plane! :unsure:

Anyway I found a better documented and nice color profile of A Spitfire MKV on ukrainian front from link:
http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/arti.../spit/index.htm

(IMG:http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5201/538tvp9.jpg)


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Posted: November 17, 2007 01:14 am
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Cantacuzino, why is it called "1/48"?

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Posted: November 17, 2007 06:05 am
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Cantacuzino, why is it called "1/48"?



Hello N.G.A.,

Because is a 1/48 scale reduced plastic kit model. In plastic scale modeling are usualy used 1/72, 1/48/, 1/32 and 1/24 scales.

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Posted: November 19, 2007 10:54 am
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What weapons did he have? ENglish standard for Mk V or some russian modification?

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Posted: November 19, 2007 05:26 pm
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QUOTE (Iamandi @ November 19, 2007 04:54 pm)
What weapons did he have? ENglish standard for Mk V or some russian modification?

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An aircraft is not a 'he'. It's actually a 'she' (like ships). :D

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QUOTE (Dénes @ November 19, 2007 07:26 pm)

An aircraft is not a 'he'. It's actually a 'she' (like ships). :D

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:unsure: isn't it an "it" ?!?!
(as a rule inanimate objects are neuter)
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Posted: November 20, 2007 06:37 am
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Ships and aircraft are exception. They can be officially referred to as 'she' (but not mandatory, of course).

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Posted: November 30, 2007 08:16 am
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QUOTE (Cantacuzino @ November 16, 2007 08:33 pm)

Thanks for your input. But I remember that I saw somewhere the B&W photo of this plane!  :unsure:


Hi Cantacuzino

I would be most interested in seeing this photo. I have a copy of the photo of 538 / EP210, another of '20' / EP358, and anotehr of '65' (s/n unknown), all Mk.Vbs. There is another photo of '78', a Mk.IXb of VVS-PVO in one of the Keskinen books "Red Star". Other than that, there are very few photos of Soviet Spitfires, at least not clear enough to make out the markings.

And about 1/48 scale — it is called that because 1 inch (or mm) on the model corresponds to 48 inches on the real aircraft. It is also sometimes called 1/4 scale, where 1 inch = 4 feet.

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Posted: December 17, 2007 03:10 pm
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I found this on my computer:

http://thmp.hobby-site.com/spit.htm

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Posted: December 18, 2007 07:21 am
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I found this on my computer:

http://thmp.hobby-site.com/spit.htm

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Very interesting but only for "russian speaking" people. :P
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