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by Stefano
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: SM-79sil Color Profile Question
Replies: 6
Views: 94

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: 3126

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: 3126

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: 11344

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: 6331

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: 6331

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: 8464

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...
by Stefano
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: MRP Lacquer Paints - Italian Colors
Replies: 13
Views: 8464

Re: MRP Lacquer Paints - Italian Colors

I should point that Vitocharts are actually as old as CMPR chips, dating 1977. They were obtained in a some different way, since the Vito author took sampling at that time by the actual aircraft (with possibility of some weathered fading) or directly by the original paints at the factories. The CMPR...
by Stefano
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Camouflage colours for Aermacchi MB339 A
Replies: 9
Views: 6623

Re: Camouflage colours for Aermacchi MB339 A

I think this link could be useful to you.
https://www.difesa.it/SGD-DNA/Staff/DT/ ... _P_100.pdf
It comes directly from Ministero della Difesa. I hope Italian is not a problem to you.
Stefano
by Stefano
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about ANR Bf 109G-10 NON ERLA
Replies: 4
Views: 6442

Re: Question about ANR Bf 109G-10 NON ERLA

Salut Farman, After having studied for years the matter I could tell you that: - no known pics are currently available for those subjects - if some profile exists, it would be totally speculative and there is no reason to make a model after it, if you want to exactly replicate the real thing - by co...
by Stefano
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Comments and Annoucements
Topic: MERRY XMAS
Replies: 17
Views: 11130

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!

Stefano
by Stefano
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: BF 109 K-4 Lt Gallori Hasegawa/Stormo! 1/32
Replies: 29
Views: 19615

By a historical point of view, I agree with Jean.
Notwithstanding this, RLM82 or not, the result is amazing!
Many compliments to Michel and to the French Modeling School.

Stefano
by Stefano
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Macchi 202 serie III - 73°Sq -
Replies: 20
Views: 12959

Warning!
In the actual aircraft the line carved towards the trailing edge, as in the drawing. It seems you did the contrary!

Stefano
by Stefano
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bombs Color
Replies: 12
Views: 21386

This is the best reference on the matter I've seen! Thanks for sharing.

Stefano
by Stefano
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Profile
Replies: 15
Views: 13008

Re: thanks

...Like for Luftwaffe subject It's often difficult to make the right choice from B/W photo, allways an interpretation.... Thierry You're right! And RA is even worse to interpretate than LW, as at early stages there were no standard rules for colour patterns and hues. That's why we're happy to share...