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Old 07-27-2011, 03:23 PM
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Colour scheme identified

Reading back in this thread and revisiting the material collected on the Po-2 I noticed an interesting fact - the Shuttleworth collection apparently has chosen a colour scheme which already has appeared here as well:

Here's another image of that scheme, from the material brought up here:

Polikarpov Po-2 Kartonowa Kolekcia 1:33-po2-28-shuttleworth.jpg

You will notice that the number on the tail fin is identical to the Shuttleworth exemplar, identifying their Po-2 as emulating this particular Russian night bomber regiment Po-2. The actual airframe restored of course has a completely different history, as described on the Shuttleworth Po-2 page. It would have been kind of interesting if the foundation had included a bit of the history of the aircraft they chose to emulate as well.
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