Yes, I am curious how my CMK nose will fit on the Tamiya Lightning, the adventure of fitting it lies ahead.
According the serials, I think a 'nearby' serial gives just a hint about the basic color of the airframe. Most of the planes were in American service, just a handful were handed over to the Free French Army, I guess they were re-painted occasionally.
On one hand I recently read some books, in one of them, an eye-witness described (most probably) 42-68223 as silver with an American star on the lower side of the wing (?) and another one with the French cocarde on top of the wing. On the other hand, a side view picture of the plane exists.
To me the only questions still open are:
- what colors were the spinners painted on the 42-68223
- how exactly did a 'piggyback' seat (for example on 42-13080, F-5A, the other one St-Ex flew) exactly looked like, the documentation I own is pretty lean, I checked millions of books, manuals, educational movies etc. without a hint if there was a backrest for the backseat or not...
29. March, 08:34