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November 14 2017 at 3:25 PM
Chris Cowx  (Login crcowx)
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Response to RLM70 is a valid option...

This is the kind of stuff that in a chaotic situation like Germany, can make all the difference. It proves nothing, but as you say, it certainly gives credibility to the theory.

To be honest, I think we modellers try at times to apply too much order in areas where it did not exist. To all the various reasons we have all presented to promote our own pet theory, we can add in possible variations in paint colours from batch to batch. An exceptionally dark batch of 83 could be mistaken for 70. Add in 40+ years of weathering and it is quite possible the NASM simply misidentified it.

You can not be more orderly or consistent 75 years after the fact than the original aircraft was when new. I don't mean to create a free for all, there are definite trends and reasons for things, but specifics of individual airframes, especially after a period in service and an overhaul or two, can not be stated with certainty.

I find looking back at the 109 and 262's in Australia to get some idea of what aircraft in 1945 in Germany looked like!


This message has been edited by crcowx from IP address on Nov 14, 2017 3:28 PM

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