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Old 6th May 2005, 18:38
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Ju-88D-1,T5+GH, colour question

HI All,
A colour question that is puzzling me.

As I understand it east front a/c had a yellow rear fuselage band, A/c in the med area white band .

In Luftwaffe im focus No:5 Pg 17, photo 23 shows Ju-88D-1, T5+GH, 430861 of I/(f)100, it has a light coloured fuselage rear band but a dark rudder, The rudder is in the shade, but even the parts of the rudder hinges facing forward are dark.

Is this :-

1) a Ju-88 with a yellow rear fuselage band and a 'reddish' rudder ?

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2) a Ju-88 with a white rear band (even tho' it is on the east front) and a yellow rudder ?

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Old 8th May 2005, 19:29
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Re: Ju-88D-1,T5+GH, colour question

Easy answer: "it's a b/w photo, we'll never know."

Considered answer: yellow band and a rudder angled away from the light (note the reflection of sunlight off the paint on the upper fuselage) thus appearing darker. I'd guess also that the rudder could be a replacement, painted in a darker green which campounds the effect of its being out of direct light. Note the word "guess"!
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Old 8th May 2005, 20:32
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Re: Ju-88D-1,T5+GH, colour question

Hi Nick,
Thanks for the comments/guess.
I must admitt never thought of the replacement rudder, that might explain the front end of the hinges being dark, even when they are out of the shadow.
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Old 9th May 2005, 18:08
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Re: Ju-88D-1,T5+GH, colour question

Hi All,
Just noticed another a/c this time in Luftwaffe im focus No:4, photo L4, Pg 6, a JU-88C-6, 5K+AT, with the same light rear fuselage band & also a dark rudder.
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Old 9th May 2005, 19:19
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Re: Ju-88D-1,T5+GH, colour question

I have a 1(F)/100 photo album and can see the following from some of the photos:

White tips and a band around the spinners
All white spinners
Dark spinners and ac overwashed in white
White tips to spinners only & 'V' marking on outside of cowlings

However, no photos showing the back end of the ac apart from one (T5+LH) whose fuselage has a big white patch from before the T and back the tail with the T5 blacked out
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Old 9th May 2005, 20:11
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Re: Ju-88D-1,T5+GH, colour question

Hi Chris,
Many thanks for the thoughts,
white bands etc , might explain the dark tail.
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