Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 08:41 AM GMT+7
Hataka Hobby has announced the release of a paint set in their Blue Range for the “Early WW2 Soviet Air Force”
From 1937 Soviet planes wore overall Aluminium or AE-9 Light Grey coat (depending on type of material), eventually A II Green over Aluminium / Light Grey camouflage scheme. From June 1940 all combat planes started to conform to green (A II Green or A-19f for metal planes) over light blue (A II Light Blue or A-18f) scheme. Then in June 1941 re-painting of all planes was ordered to a standard comprising of AMT-4 / AMT-6 (or their oil equivalents of A-24m / A-26m) over matt greyish blue (presumably AMT-7 for mixed construction planes and A-28m for all-metal ones).
This set contains the following colours (acrylic paints, water-based, optimised for use with brush):
HTK-B078 – Aluminium – Used from 1937 till June 1940 for fabric / wooden surfaces of Soviet planes, incl. I-153 and UT-1..2. Also on undersides of I-15bis and I-16
HTK-B127 – AE-9 Light Grey – Used from 1937 till June 1940 for metal surfaces of Soviet planes, incl. most of SBs, I-15bis, I-153 and I-16. Also on undersides (with A II Green on upper sides)
HTK-B128 – A II Green (Protective) – Used from late 1937 till July 1941 for upper surfaces of Soviet attack planes, including I-15bis, I-16, I-153, MiG-1, early MiG-3 and Yak-2/4
HTK-B129 – A II Light Blue – Used for lower surfaces of Soviet mixed construction planes produced between June 1940 and July 1941. Later used parallel to AMT-7
HTK-B072 – AMT-7 Greyish Blue – Used for lower surfaces in 1941-43 green-black scheme of Soviet attack planes (incl. Il-2, Pe-2, Pe-8, Il-4, Yak-1/7/9, LaGG-3 and La-5)
HTK-B073 – AMT-4 Camouflage Green – Used for upper surfaces in 1941-43 green-black scheme of Soviet attack planes (incl. Il-2, Pe-2, Pe-8, Il-4, Yak-1/7/9, LaGG-3 and La-5)
HTK-B041 – Night Black – AMT-6. Used for upper surfaces in 1941-43 green-black scheme of Soviet attack planes (incl. Il-2, Pe-2, Il-4, Yak-1/7/9, LaGG-3 and La-5)
HTK-A153 – MK-7 Temporary White – Washable matt paint dedicated to UV-undistinguishable camouflage of Soviet planes in winter conditions. In common use from late 1941
HTK-BS33 - Early WW2 Soviet Air Force paint set
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