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  • RAF markings.

    So I was looking for paint schemes for some Planes, and I noticed something that I've only just now realized I have no idea why they done it.

    On WWII Crab chariots along the leading edge of the Wing they have different colours, normally red around gun ports and yellow along the rest of the wing.

    Why? I could guess at a heath and safety reason for the red, so you don't accidentally cover them during ground firings. that guess may or may not be right. but what about the yellow? Camo for when diving out of the sun onto jerry bomber streams?

    Anyone know the answers?
    Winnie says
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    "He fell out of a Gestapo car, over a bridge, and onto a railway line. Then was run over by the Berlin Express.

    It was an Accident."
    Herr Flick.

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    The yellow leading edges were added during the war to differentiate RAF planes from 109s in head on passes. The red patches are dope covered fabric over the guns to improve drag for take off.

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      Ta muchly.
      Winnie says
      ---------------------------------
      "He fell out of a Gestapo car, over a bridge, and onto a railway line. Then was run over by the Berlin Express.

      It was an Accident."
      Herr Flick.

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