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Mako1101 Sep 2016 11:21 p.m. PST

Anyone know approximately when the Soviets switched from natural aluminum for their jets to light gray paint?

I've got some new Tu-128 Fiddlers to paint up, and not sure which scheme I want to use.

Vostok1702 Sep 2016 11:08 p.m. PST

Hello, Mako11!
As far as I remember, specifically those planes never repainted. So you can safely take nauralny aluminum.

Mako1103 Sep 2016 2:01 a.m. PST

Thank you.

Was looking on-line at photos, and camo. prints of them, and that does seem to be the case.

Same apparently goes for the Su-15s, and at least some of the Mig-25 Foxbats as well.

Vostok1703 Sep 2016 4:11 a.m. PST


Camouflage on interceptors applied rarely (only some sort of camouflaged MiG-25, and even then there were some). Basically – natural aluminum, coated with a special varnish. Radio-transparent psrts fuselage painted mainly in green color.
Drawings on the aircraft were not welcomed (although sometimes applied, mostly satirical).
By the way, here is a site dedicated to the Tu-128

Mako1103 Sep 2016 10:30 p.m. PST

Thank you for the info, and the link.

I really appreciate it.



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