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JU 88 5J+ER Duggleby 1940

Article about: I've always loved the nose art on the Luftwaffe Planes, and one in particular caught my eye. It's from a crash landed Junkers 88 A-5 from 7./KG4 on the 27th October 1940. It landed on farmla

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    Quote. 'No national markings/ codes or paint schemes were in yellow.'



    I wouldn't be to hasty to dismiss yellow. Plenty here.....

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    Yellow certainly wasn't used on a Bomber..

    I will find out, that's for sure chaps

    I love the fact that every body has a opinion, that's what keeps this interesting and most welcome too

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    my reference is Luftwaffe Colours by Michael Ullmann. It has transcripts of all the official painting guidelines.

    The use of RLM Gelb was allowed for:

    1. Wing tips

    2. Theatre bands

    3. Defence of Reich bands

    I can't see any mention of it being directed by the RLM for the painting of yellow noses.

    This would have been a local staffel/geschwader decision.

    It was also used on some emblems ( e.g. Weeping raven)...

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    Yellow noses on fighters were to aid in first aerial identification particularly in the chaos of the battle of Britain. Some bombers also had wing tips painted yellow for the same reason. I also believe captured aircraft had the underside painted yellow for ease of identification as well.

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    Mpw is correct.
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    Mpw is correct.
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    Love the colour scheme of the bottom HE111

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