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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2012 11:21 a.m. PST

I havent splurged for a book on Mig-15s in the Korean theater so Im looking for some advice on paint schemes.

Most of the Migs ive scene online are painted in natural metal. There is a smattering of camo painted examples as well. Im just wondering how common the camo schemes were as opposed to natural variants.

hurrahbro31 Oct 2012 2:01 p.m. PST

I can only offer this

A great resource, but hardly a full or comprehensive overview because the subject matter of the website will skew the sample, but they do note year and theatre where known.

Out of the 12 north Korean, 2 have camo, the rest are 'mostly' bare metal. I say mostly as just like the other silver age (20's and 30's, especially the RAF in that era) not entirely bare metal, there is enough air heraldry and "look at me" flashes of colour seems to be about.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2012 3:31 p.m. PST

Cool stuff Bro. This is by far the most exotic one Ive seen so far:


This one is pretty cool, but Im unsure how common it was:

Couple more styles here:

deflatermouse31 Mar 2013 2:44 p.m. PST

Mostly the cammo schemes were in the last year of the war. Acording to Sergei Kramarenko,Pepelyaev wanted them to stay in NM as it would make them highly visable and he wanted to psychologically offset their small numbers by giving the illusion of greater numbers. (he knew everyone for miles around would see them and report them in and inflate their numbers)
Up till the end red noses or tails was the only colour you'd get. When the Soviets started to withdraw at the end of '52, you started to get the camo schemes as the Chinese get more involved in the air.
Sorry no computer links at this time.
But the wings Pallette site link is an execllent go to.

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