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NY Irish12 Nov 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

I'm really fishing here, but you never know. Michael Collins purchased an SE5a biplane in England (with another plane) and after some weather trouble it made its way to Ireland. It was forced down in 1922 in Cork and was burnt by the Anti-Treaty IRA. Would this craft be in Irish Air Corps colors? or some factory paint or RAF colors?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

What would Irish Air Corps colors be in 1922? The green white orange tricolor?
Would that be painted on the tail as if a flag?
Would it also be a roundel?

NY Irish12 Nov 2017 8:29 p.m. PST

it would seem the colors would be dark green body, tricolor on wing and tail, no roundel. Underwing light maybe factory finish.

NY Irish13 Nov 2017 2:36 a.m. PST

The green color would be basic RAF PC-10, I think

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