What camo colors on this odd bird?

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  1. Capt. Vick

    Capt. Vick Well-Known Member

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    OK, two questions:

    1) Do you see a two-tone camo scheme on the upper surface of the XP-56? I see one, but it’s not as pronounced as the one on the Northrop manufactured Vultee Vengeances.

    2) Which brings me to the next question: What three colors are used (two on the upper surface one on the bottom surface)? Initially I thought they were the same colors used on the Vengeance (Which incidently would be what? RAF, RAAF or USAAF colors?), but in the picture you can see marked (tonal?) difference. What are your thoughts? Help a brother out here! :lol:

    The photo below is from Gerald H. Balzer's (excellent) book "American Secret Pusher Fighters of WWII: XP-54, XP-55, and XP-56" Sorry about the picture size…:oops:


    XP-56 wVengeance 1a.jpg
     
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    It does look two-tone. That would be something new.
     
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    Now that I looked, this pic looks two-tone also.
     

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    Verner,

    Where did you get that picture??????? :shock: That is like the holy grail of what I'm looking for! Have any others that I may have not seen? Where did that one come from?

    Jim
     
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    Not sure-sorry. Got it before I realized that I should probably keep track of such things. If I find out - will post.
     
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