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Gavin
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posted 02-11-2000 03:00 PM     Profile for Gavin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Currently flying with Don Blakeshee and the Fightin' Fourth, pilgrims. Trouble is, I can't find any kite colors with our glorious job!

Anyone know of a place where I can find Jug paint for the 4th?

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developed it may be." - Adolf Galland.


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Sidewinder062
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posted 02-11-2000 03:42 PM     Profile for Sidewinder062   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Gavin, According to Roger Freeman's The Mighty Eighth, the 4th Gp didn't use that red-nosed paint job until after conversion to Mustangs. This is not to say one could paint the Jug any color one chooses, but is probably the reason there isn't one around (at least I haven't seen one). If your not too hung up on being historically correct there's probably a P-47 out there somewhere that will fill the bill. I fly that beautiful yellow and black checkered-nose P-38 as my J model in the 55th Gp, and I know that wasn't their color, just can't resist it. I'm not certain what Gp it really belonged to--probably one of the 9th Air Force Gps. My philosophy is to go with whatever fires you up! See you over the Channel. Reese
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Gavin
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posted 02-11-2000 03:57 PM     Profile for Gavin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Good advice. I'm gonna grab one of those nifty checkerboard C's and change the colouring to red and white checkers, which I believe was a scheme used on some 4th planes. To tell you the truth, I kinda like the stock olive-drab green, just needs some lettering (DB for Debden) to spruce it up!

Had a first look at some forts last night (we escorted them over to a Uboat pen and back.) MAN that was a long flight! One of the forts lost an engine so we spent almost the entire return flight at 170mph!

Anyways, I was not impressed with the rather excessive carboning slapped on the tops of the wings behind the engines. Those were the DIRTIEST forts I've ever seen! Might clean them up a bit, I mean, it's 43, the things are supposed to be brand-new, right?

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"Only the spirit of attack, born in a brave heart, will bring success to any fighter aircraft, no matter how highly
developed it may be." - Adolf Galland.


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Gambler_78th
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posted 02-11-2000 04:49 PM     Profile for Gambler_78th   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Gavin,
I have a stock olive drab 47C with 78th checkerboards on it that I'd be glad to send you. Just email me at [email protected] I forget where I got it from, but I think the site is closed now.

Gambler_78th


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56thFG Savlan CO
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posted 02-12-2000 06:27 PM     Profile for 56thFG Savlan CO   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
S!
I have some decent P47 skins that I made myself..they are based on actual 56th nose art, but what the heck! http://www.savlan.com/56fg/56th_fighter_group_skins.htm


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Sporko
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posted 02-12-2000 06:36 PM     Profile for Sporko   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
When I was a kid I built a model of a P-47 and I remember the suggested paint scheme was silver metal with a bright yellow engine cowl with a black skull and crossbones on each side.

Does anyone know if that was an historically accurate paint scheme?

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