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Feature: Unusual Markings of the P-36A
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Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 03:16 PM UTC
Chuck Shanley (crs) brings an unusual article tonight (pardon the pun) on rare markings of the P-36A. An article in Wings magazine in 1972 (one year after I was born) inspired Chuck to build this project.

Great article Chuck and thanks for the contribution.

Unusual Markings of the P-36A
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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 06:18 AM UTC
Nice article. I have a 1/4 scale P-36 that I was going to do in Finnish marking (already have the decals!) but now I'll have to rethink that... or buy another kit.... hummmmmm.......
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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 06:28 AM UTC
JimF,

Build it Man. I'd love to see the results in that scale. I only included the box art as a tease.

Chuck
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 04:33 AM UTC
Great article....Funny I was just re-reading an article on FLIGHT JOURNAL SUMMER 1996 on the Brewster Buffalo F2A and the different overseas Models....It talks about the Finnish Air Force and even has some photos taken from Squadron /Signal Publications:
F2A Buffalo in Action #81. Hopes this helps anyone contemplating building Finnish aircraft.

Semper Fi
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 08:05 AM UTC
:-) Nice article, Chuck. I quite fancy a P-36in NMF, but the unusual colours make for an interesting model :-) What colours did you use?
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 08:16 AM UTC
is it true that there existed german "scavenged" (sorry, know no other word for it) p-39 ?
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 08:38 AM UTC
MadMax - I do seem to remember seeing a photo of one. Many Allied aircraft were captured and test flown by the Luftwaffe. There is a book out there called "Allied Aircraft in (something don't remember what) Markings" that show P-47's, B-17's, P-38's and other all in Luftwaffe Markings.

Check out this site, No P-39 on the list but many others
http://members.aol.com/dheitm8612/capture.htm

UPDATE
go to http://www.luftwaffe-experten.co.uk/beuteflugzeuge.html you'll find your P-39 there
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 08:42 AM UTC
Hi MadMax

I haven't got any reference to a captured P-39, but I'd be pretty sure the Luftwaffe managed to salvage one, because the USAAF and Soviets used them extensively...

Whether, the German technicians made it flyable is another matter, but you can be sure Luftwaffe pilots were pretty clear about the capabilities of the aircraft they faced...

All the best

Rowan