1. backtothewind

    backtothewind Banned

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    Not sure if this is the right section of the forum to post this but here goes.

    Just got my MIL Lavockin La 5 book which details the construction of the plane. Mostly plywood finish to both the wings , tail and fuselage, hence the steel plates on eachside under the cockpit for the hot exhaust gases.

    So is it likely that there would be any paint flaking/chipping on the wooden surfaces? I would expect that the paint would just weather on certain prominent areas and that any flaking would be limited to the exposed metal areas.

    Any thoughts

    Roger
     
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    Most of wooden surfaces of Ła fighters were covered with canvas and then putty.Then these surfaces ( especially wings) were polished and painted.Thanks to the canves/putty primer paints sticked to the basis.
     
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