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    During WW II in general, Soviet combat aircraft had markings on the top of the rudder, sometimes referred to as the "forage cap". From what I understand the marks identified the regiment the aircraft belonged to (please correct me if I am wrong). Has anyone ever cataloged these unit markings ? Thanks in advance
    Michel

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    Originally posted by Michel View Post
    During WW II in general, Soviet combat aircraft had markings on the top of the rudder, sometimes referred to as the "forage cap". From what I understand the marks identified the regiment the aircraft belonged to (please correct me if I am wrong). Has anyone ever cataloged these unit markings ? Thanks in advance
    Michel
    Unfortunately there are no any good catalogue of aircraft markings as well as armored ones. Those markings were quite unstable and could be changed through the war. More or less stable markings existed since ~1943.

    Regards
    Alex
    If you fire a rifle at the past, the future will fire a cannon at you.....

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      That is too bad. There was some sort of system in existence in 1941, but it changed after the war began ? Any suggestion of sources I can look at ?

      Thanks again
      Michel

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        Originally posted by Michel View Post
        That is too bad. There was some sort of system in existence in 1941, but it changed after the war began ? Any suggestion of sources I can look at ?

        Thanks again
        Michel
        There were no any system in 1941.
        In summer 1941 tanks carried some insignia for identification from the air (white crosses on roofs, or white lines, or some other). Aircraft had almost no unique insignia, having standart green top and light-blue bottom.
        Some differences were in styles of board numbers, but again, everything depended on the qualification of painter and no any system.
        Experts ;ike MishaT from my forum can identify such planes, but I don't kknow any reference-book containing enough comprehansive study of that insignia fefatures. Information is very dispersed... Sorry here...

        Regards
        Alex
        If you fire a rifle at the past, the future will fire a cannon at you.....

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          Originally posted by amvas View Post
          Experts ;ike MishaT from my forum can identify such planes, but I don't kknow any reference-book containing enough comprehansive study of that insignia fefatures. Information is very dispersed... Sorry here...

          Regards
          Alex
          I have read most of M. Timin's posts on your other web site and his article on Bobruisk airfield. He mentions the marking many times. This gave me the impression there was a system (maybe not official ?). Clearly he knows many things we don't.

          Regards
          Michel

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            Originally posted by Michel View Post
            I have read most of M. Timin's posts on your other web site and his article on Bobruisk airfield. He mentions the marking many times. This gave me the impression there was a system (maybe not official ?). Clearly he knows many things we don't.

            Regards
            Michel
            Yep. Experts having deal with aircraft usually have their own methods and databases of markings. But unfortunately they don't write investigations on this subjects except very few local samples

            Regards
            Alex
            If you fire a rifle at the past, the future will fire a cannon at you.....

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              I understand he is writing an article on the air war in the baltics...any news on how soon he will publish on this ?
              Regards
              Michel

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                Originally posted by Michel View Post
                I understand he is writing an article on the air war in the baltics...any news on how soon he will publish on this ?
                Regards
                Michel
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