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by Stefano
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: SM.79 Paint Scheme
Replies: 5
Views: 3388

Re: SM.79 Paint Scheme

Hi Phillip, Most of the answers to your questions are in the study of Vitocharts, in the section Color Guides in this site. There are also three pictures of the band-camo S.79 wood model. As for the Aluminium undersides, grey officially replaced the Aluminium on early 1941, just on new aircraft. Old...
by Stefano
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Fiat CR.42 over Malta
Replies: 17
Views: 11053

Re: Fiat CR.42 over Malta

Colors in CMPR and Vito are those which has been found, it no means that other paints were used. I think that a GM -perhaps a little more on brown side- could well represent a light brown Havana cigar.
Best regards.
Stefano
by Stefano
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Macchi MC.205 over Malta
Replies: 5
Views: 6034

Re: Macchi MC.205 over Malta

Firstly, I repeat that 88-1 is just supposed to have been the mount of Guido Beggiato. The 88^ squadriglia in that period met Allied fighters just in the evening of 8 June 1943, in a battle over Italian island of Pantelleria, not far by Malta. 23 MC.202s, 11 MC.205s and 6 Bf 109Gs of either 1° and 5...
by Stefano
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Fiat CR.42 over Malta
Replies: 17
Views: 11053

Re: Fiat CR.42 over Malta

Some tips for modelers: colors of early CR.42s were officially named as havana (light tobacco brown) background, green and chestnut brown spots. Choose proper hues among CMPR and Vitocharts palettes. Here spots are very small and dense. Undersides were aluminium paint, not light gray as commonly be...
by Stefano
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: S.82 profile (E-bay find)
Replies: 3
Views: 5644

Re: S.82 profile (E-bay find)

Again a fake profile. The picture comes by a serie of postcards published in the Seventies by Italian Stato Maggiore dell'Aeronautica , if I recall to celebrate the then 50 years of the air force. The original thing is that posted by Vince, and it's a tipical three-colors SIAI early pattern. Knowled...
by Stefano
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Fiat CR.42 over Malta
Replies: 17
Views: 11053

Re: Fiat CR.42 over Malta

Some tips for modelers: colors of early CR.42s were officially named as havana (light tobacco brown) background, green and chestnut brown spots. Choose proper hues among CMPR and Vitocharts palettes. Here spots are very small and dense. Undersides were aluminium paint, not light gray as commonly bel...
by Stefano
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Fiat CR.42 over Malta
Replies: 17
Views: 11053

Re: Fiat CR.42 over Malta

Though no banner is visible, and if the date is confirmed, ind.no. and radio of 75-1 suggest it was the mount of Cap. Luigi Filippi (7 kills and at least 1 shared). MM is not known. If you want to represent the CR of Botto on Malta, you should omit white wingtips and black St. Andrew's underwing cro...
by Stefano
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: SM-79sil Color Profile Question
Replies: 8
Views: 8621

Re: SM-79sil Color Profile Question

Indeed, on 14 June 1943 the 104° Gruppo had the following aircraft, all equipped with Alfa 128 engines: 22165 built by SIAI, 24100, 24218, 24219, 24220, 24229, 24329 and 24342 built by OMI-Reggiane, 24302 and 24314 built by AUSA.
Stefano
by Stefano
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: SM-79sil Color Profile Question
Replies: 8
Views: 8621

Re: SM-79sil Color Profile Question

The 104° Gruppo, once passed to torpedo-bombing in 1942, received brand-new S.79s. In that time the standard livery was VOS2 uppersides with white fuselage band. Though several proposals of more effective camouflages had come by operative units - whose pilots heard whistling bullets around their hea...
by Stefano
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Pre 1940 Pattuglia Acrobatica
Replies: 11
Views: 9642

Re: Pre 1940 Pattuglia Acrobatica

Happy of this.
Best regards
Stefano
by Stefano
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Pre 1940 Pattuglia Acrobatica
Replies: 11
Views: 9642

Re: Pre 1940 Pattuglia Acrobatica

Though dealing mainly about 4 stormo, this link has a lot of info. Sadly for you it's in Italian. I hope something of your ancestor's language has remained with you. By the day, a pilot of 6 stormo was Corrado Ricci, an ace either in Spain and East Africa. If not, try an automatic translator. http:/...
by Stefano
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: ANR Veltro 15-2
Replies: 14
Views: 20275

Re: ANR Veltro 15-2

To complete what said Vince about the 15-2, it was the MM 92276 and it seems it was flown by S.Ten. Aurelio Morandi (at right of Visconti in the photo) on 19 April 1945. That day, Morandi shot at and badly damaged a B-24 (s/n 42-50428, 859th BS, Cpt Sutton) near the Swiss border, but was hit by retu...
by Stefano
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Macchi C.205V Veltro Markings Adriano Visconti
Replies: 5
Views: 10168

Re: Macchi C.205V Veltro Markings Adriano Visconti

I appreciate this - sorry for tardy reply - but working 12 hours days lately in Anaesthetics in Edinburgh for NHS has taken its tool this week - with Covid 19 masks being a nightmare to wear for extended periods - […] I understand you, I'm a surgeon who works in a hospital near Padua, who saw the f...
by Stefano
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Macchi C.205V Veltro Markings Adriano Visconti
Replies: 5
Views: 10168

Re: Macchi C.205V Veltro Markings Adriano Visconti

Since in ANR (and in RA too) aircraft serials weren't signed in pilot logbook and seldom did in the unit diaries, it's hard to couple pilot and aircraft. In RA, the COs had often a pennant or used aircraft no. 1 (or had a favourite number, i.e. the 7 for Drago). In ANR, nor this happened. The 18-1 w...
by Stefano
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: MRP Lacquer Paints - Italian Colors
Replies: 13
Views: 13670

Re: MRP Lacquer Paints - Italian Colors

One question - is there a cross-reference table equating Vitochart designations with those used in the Color Reference Table on this site ? Sorry I forgot your question: yes, a cross-reference table is attached to Vitocharts. It deals about virtually all the enamel brand of the time, including Humb...