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A Question on possible theatre markings ?

Started by NARSES2, February 08, 2012, 07:42:13 AM

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Right I need a little help.

My first build will be a RAAF fighter bomber circa 1945 serving in Borneo. Camouflage will be foliage green/light blue but I'm wondering about theatre markings. Should she have none (as per Beaufighters in theatre), the SW Pacific white tail and white stripes on the wings, white bands as per SEAC or possibly something else ? I should add she will be in the paint shop next week

Any suggestions to do with her markings gratefully received....so turn off and go to bed now Dunc  :wacko:

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Quote from: perttime on February 08, 2012, 08:57:06 AM

http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/f/989/81/1

I like CA-13 "Phooey", 4 Sqn, RAAF
"This aircraft had a picture of Donald Duck to the rear of the word 'Phooey' on the cowl while at Labuan, North Borneo middle 1945. It crashed at Labuan strip 29 July 1945."


Confirms the no ID markings for Borneo as well. I may just go down that route and see what personalised markings I have in the box. Plus I've been to Labuan  :thumbsup:

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Quote from: NARSES2 on February 08, 2012, 07:42:13 AM
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I think from a pure logistics point of view the only paint units might have in quantity would be white and black, don't see why it shouldn't be the same as Europe its not as if it would confuse the enemy at all  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Actually, I do believe it would have carried the white tail.   That was adopted after ground troops kept firing on radial engined aircraft in mistake for them being Japanese.   So, I'd suggest that a P-47 would definitely have carried them if in RAAF service.   The P-43 Lancers didn't though, so it wasn't universal by any means.  You might find this online book worth perusing, Chris.
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Quote from: rickshaw on February 09, 2012, 03:30:19 PM
Actually, I do believe it would have carried the white tail.   That was adopted after ground troops kept firing on radial engined aircraft in mistake for them being Japanese.   So, I'd suggest that a P-47 would definitely have carried them if in RAAF service.   The P-43 Lancers didn't though, so it wasn't universal by any means. 

Thanks. First thoughts involved a white tail I must admit. I know the Aussies had a few P-43's (inc. a PR variant) but did they serve outside of Australia ?
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Quote from: NARSES2 on February 10, 2012, 08:24:37 AM
Quote from: rickshaw on February 09, 2012, 03:30:19 PM
Actually, I do believe it would have carried the white tail.   That was adopted after ground troops kept firing on radial engined aircraft in mistake for them being Japanese.   So, I'd suggest that a P-47 would definitely have carried them if in RAAF service.   The P-43 Lancers didn't though, so it wasn't universal by any means. 

Thanks. First thoughts involved a white tail I must admit. I know the Aussies had a few P-43's (inc. a PR variant) but did they serve outside of Australia ?

No idea, sorry.  I have a dim memory of reading somewhere they didn't.  They used P-38s/F-5 (?I think thats the PR version) over the islands late in the war.  The P-43s were very much a stop gap and more than likely never served outside Oz.  In either case they only had a handful of either.  They mainly used Mosquitoes.
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IIRC the P-43s were used for some Photo-Recon outside Oz, but that's about it. I do know that the Dewoitine D.520 for a fact didn't carry the white tail while operating with the RAAF in the Pacific  :wacko: :wacko:

NARSES2

Cheers lads. Painting begines this week, so I think she will have a white tail and feathers
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Geoff

I would go with white tail and wing stripes on the main wings.