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Per Broden Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 8:57 a.m. PST

New blogpost, some serious and some not so serious notes, my current thinking on the Finnish-Russo Airwar campaign, painting guide for (at least how I did some) small 1/600 aircraft and the Swedish Army done for Joy of Six. More in the link. Hope it is of some interest.
https://rollaone.com/2018/04/30/finnish-aircraft-and-a-swedish-army


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 10:47 a.m. PST

Nice! Any of your Finnish pilots available to fly my F2As against the Japanese in a Malaya/Java campaign?

Phil the french01 May 2018 3:08 a.m. PST

Love your impressive Swedish army, congrats!

Fish01 May 2018 4:48 a.m. PST

Regarding the colorized photo; I don't think it is a colorized one but a proper color photo taken during the wartime.

Seen several other taken from the same flight(?) in color in local (Finnish) aviation books since 70's and I don't think they sued to do colorization back then. Probably seen this pic too as well…

Also Brewster were not replaced in May 1944 by bf109's. The Brewsters were still kept in use in LeLv 26. No use in squandering our 2nd best fighters especially as we had just a handful all in all.


Check the rudder colors & numbers and also spinners as there are several different colors and fonts used depending on, erm, flight I think.

Per Broden Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 7:57 a.m. PST

Shagnasty – Thank you. You will find them too busy during this period :)

Phil the French – many thanks, it has taken some time. The Russian one is somewhat bigger about 50% more bases.

Lonkka1Actual – thanks for the note on the photos. I think it is a wonderful picture. I have further clarified the note on the Brewsters and their continued service after May 1944 in LeLV 26 on the blog as you are absolutely right. I added… "The Brewsters were transferred to the Lentolaivue 26 where they continued their good service to the end of the hostilities." The rudder colours and numbers are a little bit confusing and none of the limited resources I have clarifies this, however I will try figure something out. Thanks for your comments.

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