P-47D Air-Sea Rescue Equipment

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    Lastly I bought a 1/48 conversion kit from Loon Models to build that special P-47. It consists of two dinghi packs and some smoke markers.
    Does anyone know about its colours?
    I´ve seen a colour profile of a "war-weary" P-47 with its red-white-blue engine cowling but I have absolutely no useful information about the colour(s) of the dinghis and smoke markers.
    If anybody. . .please let me know.
     
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    I believe the dinghy pack containers were coloured bright yellow, not sure about the smoke marker canisters. I'll see what i can find out from my references.
     
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    Thank you for the input. I also thought that the dinghis were yellow. But I have absolutely no idea about the colour of the smoke marker canisters.
    Regards from Germany
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    Transall
    a couple of pictures for you

    Cheers
    Mike
     

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    Hi Mike,
    interesting photos, thanks. The camouflaged version with a "new" silverframed canopy looks nice.
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    I've had a look through all my references, and apart from the two colour photos already posted, I haven't found anything else. I have seen some pics somewhere of the smoke cannisters and dinghy packs, so will keep looking.
     
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    I came across this pic from another model builder: Aeroplanes
    P47_06.jpg

    No luck finding anything else
     
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    Hi Vikingberserker,
    thanks a lot, Great photo - that shows at least the colours of the dinghis. I´ll take it into my privat archive.
    Regards from Germany
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    Transall, note the small smoke-float cannister, like a small bomb, on the centreline behind the drop tank.
    Good work David.
     
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