There must have been a crew to bomb it up - it didn't just happen by magic whilst the pilot copped some sack time. Maybe a figure loading the link, so you've a reason to show the interior detail through open panels?Cant find many pictures of it being tooled up.
Surely, as much as on the light grey - you'll see less shine, and some of the markings will still be mucky.not sure how much exhaust stains you will see on the navy blue one
Looking at them, bizarrely, the oil stains appear to be white. Not sure why that is, but there is a lot of white staining on the Blue SpadsSurely, as much as on the light grey - you'll see less shine, and some of the markings will still be mucky.
There'd certainly be heat wear - look at your first picture in post #1,153.
It's been an education, this thread. I hadn't realised just how mucky Skyraiders were.
Last Friday, I saw the A-1 Haynes book for sale in the Works for £5.00There must have been a crew to bomb it up - it didn't just happen by magic whilst the pilot copped some sack time. Maybe a figure loading the link, so you've a reason to show the interior detail through open panels?
Maybe get a figures set of groundcrew and have an empty pylon so you can show them hefting the last bomb onto the aircraft as one of them is loading link on the other wing?
Yeah - I can see why the airbrake would be closed on the ground!!
This could be fun, too:-
And this one:-
From the photos I found simply using google it was the same on both sides of the fin hence my crap joke hinting backwards flying. I'm guessing they're probably used on deck or for formation. Cat shots are usually a series of clear hand signals between the pilot and shooter. Wrong signal or no signal and launch is aborted. I doubt this would be trusted to lights.What's it look like on the other side of the fin? Two red...? That would be 1x nav light, 1x beacon/formation light. Green steady with red flashing would bear this out. Also, I would guess that in areas likely to be seen by the opposition they'd go dark anyway.
As per other posts, could be a signal system for on deck. Most planes carry their nav lights in the wingtips with the "here I am" strobes.