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Late War RLM usage of 81/82, etc.

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11 minutes ago, D.B. Andrus said:

 

Late 76/75/earlier 76 rudder.

 

My take, anyway.

Interesting aircraft.  Wish there were some pics that showed more of her.  

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9 hours ago, D.B. Andrus said:

 

Late 76/75/earlier 76 rudder.

 

My take, anyway.

Could've the rudder been yellow and crudely painted over with some sort of grey. Note the very thin coat of paint on the horizontal stabilizer with the putty lines showing through..... what a great photo.

 

Cheers Bevan 

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That's a really cool pic  couldn't you run the wr numbers to get more info on this bird.  Course I'm not sure how to do that 

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I suspect another reason to use up the stocks of 70/71 (maybe 65 as well) was that the quality of that paint would probably have been higher than the more recently produced paint. I don't suspect anyone n the industry or the Luftwaffe agonised over the colours' specific hues anything like as much as we do.. :)

 

Martin has good points about stability of the paints affecting what we get to see - some of the machines we see photos of are taken some weeks/months after the end of hostilities.

 

I recall there are some nice 'modern' photos of the 'Point Cooke' (is that the Australian War Memorial?)  Me 163B in 76/81/82 (I think) looking very much as it had when captured - great shame it was re-painted.

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52 minutes ago, mattlow said:

I recall there are some nice 'modern' photos of the 'Point Cooke' (is that the Australian War Memorial?)  Me 163B in 76/81/82 (I think) looking very much as it had when captured - great shame it was re-painted.

 

Yes, a great shame it was repainted. At least the 109G-6 is still original.

 

Point Cook 163 in original colors:

 

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More 163's:

 

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Cheers,

 

D.B.

 

 

 

 

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