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Metatron_123
11-14-2009, 11:12 AM
When he said the Fw-190s had yellow undersides: Fw-190 at airshow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1TMYkZcb70)

When the light blue is exposed to sunlight it appears like pale yellow it seems...

Now another thing he says in his book is that the cowling is yellow. This makes me wonder if there were any Focke Wulfs with their whole cowling painted yellow and not just the lower part.

Metatron_123
11-14-2009, 11:12 AM
When he said the Fw-190s had yellow undersides: Fw-190 at airshow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1TMYkZcb70)

When the light blue is exposed to sunlight it appears like pale yellow it seems...

Now another thing he says in his book is that the cowling is yellow. This makes me wonder if there were any Focke Wulfs with their whole cowling painted yellow and not just the lower part.

Xiolablu3
11-15-2009, 06:55 AM
Awesome footage, thanks for posting!

Bremspropeller
11-15-2009, 07:43 AM
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1906/unbenanntaov.jpg

This is propably what you're talking about.
It's an artifact by the camera's slow brightness-control and subsequent overexposure.

Note the "baby-blue"/ turquoise sky.

doraemil
11-15-2009, 11:58 AM
LOL! I recognize the 190 but that other fighter, I don't know what that profile. Even a n00b like myself can tell its not a 109.

Edit: I just found out about the buchon . . . that's just weird. They should get an inline that fits it or make a DB engine. Unless they forgot how like they can't duplicate true spanish steel swords.

Metatron_123
11-15-2009, 08:00 PM
Brems, be that as it may, something must have created the illusion that a Fw-190's underside was yellow, it must have been something to do with the combination of the colour of the paint and certain light conditions...

doraemil, they made Buchons because Germany wasn't producing/supplying engines to Spain anymore after the war.

In fact there are I think 3 buchons, or Bf-109 airframes in any case that have been fitted with DB engines. Two operated by EADS I think.

Bremspropeller
11-16-2009, 11:05 AM
very propably, but keep in mind that certain memories - especially those with only very short "films" in them - tend to alter as time passes.

Kind of similar to remembering people's faces that have already died w/o looking at photos.