By Geoffrey G. Pentland
Airplane and Markings of the R.A.A.F. 1939-1945
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<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Written for candidates getting ready for the personal, advertisement, or flight teacher certificates with a helicopter ranking, this consultant covers either aeronautical wisdom and talents for working the aircrafts and is a important software for flight teachers as a educating relief.
Detect the mysterious, debatable, and infrequently downright eerie historical past of flights that didn't finish as planned.
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Pilots of No. I Air Ambulance Unit in front of a DH-86 aircraft bearing the red cross over standard desert colour scheme. C. who scored a total of five victories with Nos. 112 and 450 Squadrons. Baltimore aircraft of No. 454 Squadron being prepared for a mission from Falconara in 1943. Near machine ·"F" has 55 bombing strikes recorded and bears a brown kangaroo and joey motif on the side of its fuselage. Second machine is ''J'', FW 643. A line-up of No. 458 Squadron Wellingtons in the winter of 1944.
These variations will become evident from a study of the photographs. Basically all training aircraft were to be finished in overall yellow but the staggering quantities of yellow dope required caused a general shortage and it was sometimes months, if at all, before many aircraft could be repainted. F. dark earth and foliage green with aluminium doped undersurfaces. The seacraft scheme - seldom used - was dark sea grey and dark slate grey on the upper wings and hull with top surfaces of the lower wing dark sea grey and light sea grey.
Because many of these aircraft carried different colour schemes, the matter of aircraft camouflage had become mildly chaotic; consequently by late 1940 some standardization was called for. F. dark earth (a colour approximately two shades darker than its British counterpart) and foliage green with aluminium doped undersurfaces. An attempt to give colour schemes some uniformity was made with the issue of Aircraft General Instructions No. C 11, Issue 3 dated 3rd October 1940 and aircraft were to be brought into compliance with this order after the first convenient thirtyhourly inspection.
Aircraft and Markings of the R.A.A.F. 1939-1945 by Geoffrey G. Pentland