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FlatSpinMan
06-06-2006, 06:46 PM
Hello,
I'm thinking about a LW campaign for the Battle of Britain and have noticed such a variety of paintschemes, even within the same geschwader. I'm focussing on JG-2 Richthofen. Some are very simple clean-sided schemes, others have spots, some yellow noses, some yellow rudders. Does anyone know if there was any rhyme or reason to deciding the paintschemes in use WITHIN one geschwader?
Thanks in advance.

FlatSpinMan
06-06-2006, 06:46 PM
Hello,
I'm thinking about a LW campaign for the Battle of Britain and have noticed such a variety of paintschemes, even within the same geschwader. I'm focussing on JG-2 Richthofen. Some are very simple clean-sided schemes, others have spots, some yellow noses, some yellow rudders. Does anyone know if there was any rhyme or reason to deciding the paintschemes in use WITHIN one geschwader?
Thanks in advance.

Friendly_flyer
06-06-2006, 11:58 PM
My impression (and note, this is an impression) is that the units started out fairly clean with sky-blue flanks and two tone splinter scemes only on the topp of the planes and limited yellow noses and rudders. As the BoB progressed, the units added more and more mottling to the flanks, but at the same time added the yellow markings for reconision.

As I said, just my impression.

Taylortony
06-07-2006, 01:35 AM
see

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2000/02/stuff_eng_profile_bf109.htm

http://www.xs4all.nl/~rhorta/jgscheme01.htm (http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Erhorta/jgscheme01.htm)

http://www.xs4all.nl/~rhorta/jgmark.htm (http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Erhorta/jgmark.htm)

http://www.xs4all.nl/~rhorta/luftwaff.htm (http://www.xs4all.nl/%7Erhorta/luftwaff.htm)

Friendly_flyer
06-07-2006, 01:49 AM
Very usfull links there, Taylortony, thanks!

The first site seems to collaborate my impression:

Quote:
During the course of the Battles of France and Britain the fighter Geschwarden increasingly took to toning-down the side colouring with various patterns and colours of mottling and stippling, each devised by the individual units.

The JG-2 had an unusual style of mottling with very fine spots, possibly made with brush or a rag, in contrast with the more "interesting" sprayed on mottling of other units.

FlatSpinMan
06-07-2006, 08:19 AM
Thanks for the links and info, Tony and Friendly. They were exactly what I was looking for.