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This topic is gathering your suggestions of skins for MC.202 Series VIII.

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MC 202 of II./JG.108 (1942)

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MC.202, Autum/Winter 1942, Eastern Front

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Aermacchi C.202 (MM.8122?) 386a Squadriglia, 21° Gruppo Autonomo C.T., Kantemirowka (USSR), October 1942

 

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151 Squadriglia, 20 Gruppo, 51 Stormo Caccia Terrestre 

 

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JG 77 Colors:

 

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Here other C.202 profiles, historical, but not related to Russian Campaign (that are already posted By Luke and 5tuka  ;)  )

The profiles was made by Angelo Brioschi, an italian designer recently deceased.

PS the Luftwaffe "Gelb 17" in the Luke poste is a C.205 Veltro, and not a C.202...

 

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Other profiles, this time with bottom plan views, to show differences in camouflage between aircrafts built by different factories (Macchi, SAI Ambrosini and Breda).

 

In the Macchi and SAI built aircraft, in fact, the line of demarcation between the top and lower surfaces was very low, not visible from the sides, and the oil and the water cooler sides were painted with the uppersurface colors, while only a thin strip of the lower part of the fuselage was painted with the color of the lower surfaces (grigio azzurro chiaro – light blue grey).

 

In Breda built aircrafs, instead, the line of demarcation was much higher, clearly visible from the sides (look at profiles and, better, at pictures), and both the oil and water cooler was painted in the lower surface color.

 

PLEASE NOTE: In all Italian aircraft (not only in the C.202), the camouflage color of the upper surface extends for a few centimeters even on the lower surfaces on the leading edge of wings and tailplanes

 

The first profile resumes one of those already posted, with the detail of the bottom view showing the white triangles on the leading edge, typical of all Italian fighters in Russia (both above and below the wings)

 

The profiles are from the good publications Ali e Colori series – La Bancarella Aeronautica – 2002/2004

 

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The first profile resumes one of those already posted, with the detail of the bottom view showing the white triangles on the leading edge, typical of all Italian fighters in Russia (both above and below the wings)

 

Just to illustrate for others how the triangles on Italian fighters in Russia were shown on the upper wing surfaces:

 

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PAY ATTENTIONwhile the profile posted by LukeFF shows the location of the white triangle on the wing uppersurfaces (in fact they were slightly shorter than represented), the rest of the profile is completely wrong.

In fact, the profile shows the camouflage adopted by Macchi of some thirty aircrafts of series III, built between February and April 1942, but as far as we know all the twelve planes sent to Russia belonged to VIII series produced by Breda, all characterized by a typical Breda pattern of Dark Olive Green blotches on Light Hazelnut Brown background.  ;) 

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Here's another profile (left, right, up, bottom...   and front, for what is worth  :)  ) of a C.202 in Russia, showing the typical camouflage pattern in Breda built aircraft.

 

But let me make a few comments, after examining nearly all pics I know from C.202 in the Russian theater of operations (about 34 photos, and of poor quality).

 

First of all the 12 aircraft were assigned in equal parts to each of the four Squadriglie (three aircraft each) to 361a, 356a, 382a and 386a Sq..

 

Therefore I would tend to exclude individual numbers above 3.

 

Examining the pictures, it can be deduced that while the squadron number color was always black, the 361a Sq. had individual codes in red, the 382a in black, and 356a and 386a in white.

 

With regard to the unit badge on tail, unlike the profiles that you can see around (including the one I just posted above) there are very few pictures in which is visible, and only one along with the codes in the fuselage ( and the aircraft was the 356-1 ); in all other (rare) photos, the codes are not visible, and you can not attribute with certainty the presence of the unit badge to a precise plane.

Yes, of course the pictures can be taken before the application of the badge on the tail… ;)

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Thanks everybody, the short list is ready, the topic has server its purpose.

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