Vickers Wellesley wheel wells

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    Interior of wheel wells is black? Or interior green? I'm askin' that because there is wing tank so, is tank black and rest interior green or...?
     
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    Fabric areas dooped dull red/orange. Tank dull red/brown if self-sealing coated, otherwise black, or painted 'Aluminium'. Other metal areas, either Cockpit Grey-Green or 'Aluminium', probably the latter as this was classed as an external area.
     
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    Airframes, if You write a book, I will buy it!!! I presume that Wellesley's fuel tank wasn't self-sealing because they have lot of losses in East Africa, do You agree?
     
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    I'd agree on this. Selaf sealing tanks didn't go into production until late 1940 in general terms, although they were possible pre-war.
     
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