P-38G lightning

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  1. Luis Miguel Almeida

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    Hi!!
    I need some help with finding information of a P-38G lightning captured by Portuguese Army Aviation during WW2!

    mostly i need photos or colour profiles to know what was the real color of this aicraft!
    here is what i kow about it:

    - P-38G-1-LO [LAC 322-7172] AAF Serial42-12738, piloted by Cpt. Jack Harmon

    - captured 1942/Nov/15 and was from 94th Fighter Squadron / First Fighter Group

    here is a picture in Portuguese army aviation use

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    Hi mate,

    I've found this profile only.Unfortunately it is of a bit poor quality.But looking at the P-38G in your pic and according to my info on P-38 painting I can state that the P-38 was painted like all P-38 up to H version and some of early J one.The standard USA painting for the period of time and P-38 versions was colour 41 Dark Olive Drab FS34086 or FS30118 on upper surfaces and colour 43 Natural Grey FS36270 or FS36173 on undersides.What is more these paints got other tonalities due to the weather conditions,especially the Olive Drab one what is quite good visible in the pic.Therefore for the paints you can use Humbrol 66,142,155,84 as Olive Drab and Humbrol 176,156 as Natural Grey.
     

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    Thank you Wurger!!! :)

    I have that profile, but i´m searching the original american profile!
    This plane was brought to discussion in portuguese modelers forums for a long time, and the conclusion we reached is the aircraft retained the original colour except for our natinal markings!
    So what i´m searching is info of the original aircraft!!
    By the way if you compare the profile with the photo i posted you will see that the profile is incorrect!!
     
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    Yes ,You are right.Now I can see some differences.But generally these colours are correct.
     
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