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Old 07-02-2012, 03:41 PM
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Hello Komrades!

Just got No. One Girl out of the paint shop. In order to be different from all the other RV's with the multicolor swirls out there, I decided on a scheme that might raise a few eyebrows. I certainly hope so. Vlad likes it anyway!!!

The paint scheme is of the 122 Squadron who flew Mig-3s and were stationed near Moscow, Russia in the winter of 1942. They were fighting the advancing German forces with everything they had.

The Cyrillic writing on the side is translated "For the Motherland". Other markings on the plane are in Russian too!

Thanks Vlad for the input!

Early morning ready to go!


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Old 07-02-2012, 03:58 PM
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Mannan,
I told you already how much I love it. It's a symbol of respect and memory. They starting to forget it in Russia. My grandfather fought that war and I am very very touched. Thank You!






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Old 07-02-2012, 04:00 PM
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Definitely time for an aerial photo shoot with your Mig-3 and my TBD Devastator
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:07 PM
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You're ON, Glen. We'll just have to figure a time and place.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:08 PM
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Don't forget to invite the Messershmitt guy he is around here. Three of you RV8 guys would be quite a sight.


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Old 07-02-2012, 04:08 PM
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I like it!
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:22 PM
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Very nice Mannan - different, classic, honorable - I like it too!
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:45 PM
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Thanks Tom and Paul.

Flew down the Shuttle Landing Facility Runway at 100ft. AGL the other day. Wonder what the Tower folks Thought?
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Hey buddy, that is really cool.

I am thinking of neat pictures--someday

Great Idea!!
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Looking great ! I gota get down to Palm Bay and get some air to air shots
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