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Old 03-22-2020, 09:52 AM
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Hi Ray,

I think the video link was caught by the forum filter, if there was one...

To be clear about my question, I have attached a picture of Orlik's paint scheme, with two actual schemes that I have seen in photos of the prototypes at different dates. My question was about whether Orlik's scheme existed at all, or if it was a mix-and-match between historical schemes?
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Old 03-22-2020, 11:09 AM
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Ok, I see what your meaning. I cannot find any definitive information.

However, it is possible the schemes appeared at different times.

It is hard to tell with the old photos.

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Old 03-24-2020, 01:34 PM
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"My question was about whether Orlik's scheme existed at all..." Yes & no. The model, of course, is of the first prototype #278845 which differed from #46 and #47 in small mods as well as livery. The fuselage markings of the kit show #45 during a transition period from one style national insignia to another and re-placing of the a/c serial to the aft fuselage. I found this, during a Google/quickie-wiki search, to be accurate. However, at no time, would the "new" star & bar national insignia be found, on this aircraft, at any time, on the top of the right wing. Just sayin....

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