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by Stefano
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: ANR Veltro 15-2
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

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: 1429

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: 1429

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: 4434

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: 4434

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: 3105

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: 3529

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: 6289

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: 12093

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: 7903

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: 12254

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: 7808

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...
by Stefano
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Profile
Replies: 15
Views: 7808

Welcome Crazyflytox/Thierry, We’re very happy you joined us, and of your interest in RA aircraft too, as your artworks are superb and with an amazing detail care. I hope you’ll appreciate some notes and suggestions on the subjects you kindly sent us, even for future references. Here is the picture o...
by Stefano
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Stuka Pilot's views of the Italian Air Force
Replies: 19
Views: 7649

Just to point that early RA fighters were equipped (when ever) with the AR1 radio, that was only a receiver. This, and a general poor quality of the device, made communications very difficult. All CR.32s and CR.42s of 412 Squadriglia in East Africa had those radios in December 1940 (that was a luxur...
by Stefano
Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Stuka Pilot's views of the Italian Air Force
Replies: 19
Views: 7649

Bernhard, You can find a description in English of this kind of attack here: http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/italy_reiner.htm , towards the end of the file (but I suggest you to read it all, as it's extremely interesting). It seems that this kind of head-on attack was used also by Luftwaffe fighters....