1/1 scale RAF Middle East Project 1941

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    #1 T6flyer, Oct 27, 2014
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    Hello,

    I am currently researching into the possibility of repainting a North American Harvard into RAF colours and finding it a little bit difficult to come up with the facts. The airframe we would like to paint her as, is a Harvard Mk.II that was based first in the Middle East in 1941 with 74OTU and then saw service with a Squadron (No.154) as we believe a hack or proficiency trainer. Was struck off charge in 1946. The record card says well nothing at all.

    We presume that the Harvard would have worn the same scheme as for the fighters of the time (Dark Earth and Middle Stone with Azure blue bottoms) and would have been painted as such in the factory before shipment overseas. As ours is a odd number serial, I presume this took the form of the B camouflage scheme? We have a diagram from a Harleyford book, but have seen no other references to the A and B MAP guides.

    Besides making the aeroplane looking good (we hope!), we basically know very little and so would also appreciate some help with the tints of the paints required. The last thing we want is to turn heads for the wrong reasons!

    Looking forward to hearing your comments and suggestions.

    Best wishes,

    Martin Pengelly
     
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    Hi Martin, there's a T-6 in Australia painted in desert camo representing an aircraft used by 3 sqn RAAF. Here's a pic from Wiki
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