RLM 02 and The Most Interesting Photograph Ever

Since I haven’t done anything on the Ouragan model, I thought I’d continue that FASCINATING essay on the myth of the 02 Messerschmitt. I got this photo from a Google search that provided this source. It’s a great photo. There are a lot of “doctored” color photos of Luftwaffe aircraft. This one look legit to me,
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There isn’t one. A great RLM 02 debate. It doesn’t exist. What I’m trying to say here is that it’s “generally accepted” AKA “the common wisdom” AKA “widely known” that a slightly mysterious color called RLM 02 was used by the German Luftwaffe during World War II as both a “primer” and as an exterior
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Barely an entry today, at all. But I am going to mention this groovy website. The Internet Movie Plane Database. This site is actually good enough to stand in for a real blog post. Check it out.

I’m calling this entry “variety pack” because I’m not sticking to any one subject today. IT’S A FREE-OR-ALL. (Recently, someone asked me if “free for all” meant that a thing would be given away, for free, to everyone. No. No it doesn’t mean that. No.) IT’S A FREE FOR ALL! I started out looking for
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I served Uncle Sam during the first half of the nineteen-eighties. During this time, the United States did not fight any wars. How do I know this? It’s simple. I do not have now, and never have had, the “veteran hiring preference” for a government job. While I do have a number of nifty “benefits”
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I should do a review of this book. It’s as good a history of the Israeli Air Force as you are likely to find. In the book, it’s explained¬†that the Dassault Ouragan turned out to be a better airplane that the Israeli’s expected it to be. Over and over again, the survival¬†of Israel depended upon
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I remember when Revell’s A-20 jumped off the shelf at me in (when was it?) 1970 (or thereabouts). Old Revell kits fill me with nostalgia like nothing else. The same feeling Brits have for Airfix I have for Revell. So when I saw this old warrior going to peanuts on eBay I had to buy
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Some blogs are about plastic model kits, and some blogs are about AVIATION HISTORY and only a few are strange and uncomfortable mixtures of both. Well, welcome to Discomfort Land! I found an image of an F-16 on the internet that looked a lot like an airplane I used to work on. I was going
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