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Interior Colours of US Aircraft, 1941-45 (Part III)

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This is the third and last part in the reference series about interior
finishes of US-produced
aircraft of the World War II era. Please refer to part
one
for general information on the development and the variety of
finishes used. Part two
covered interiour finishes of the US Army Air Corps / Air Force
aircraft. This part three is devoted to Navy aircraft
types. – Ed.

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to Interior Colours of US Aircraft, 1941-45
– Part I

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to Interior Colours of US Aircraft, 1941-45
– Part II


Mating a bomb to an SBD onboard USS Enterprise during the Guadalcanal
Invasion, August 1942. The usual Navy practice of painting the wheel
wells in
the same colour as the underside of the airplane is well evident on this
picture. What is really interesting about this photo is the
undercarriage itself, the left and right legs being painted in two very different

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