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PostPosted: 23 Nov 2019, 11:46 
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Hi all,

I am still busy building and collecting 1/72 scale SAAF aircraft plastic models and I read in Ron Bellings book that the SAAF operated some of the early model glass nose PV-1 Venturas with the low twin 50cal mid upper gun turret. These planes were not like the other early Venturas, often referred to as B34s, which also had the B34 glass nose and the front of the nose was clear and had twin mg's mounted in it and a large bubble type Boulton Paul mid upper gun turret similar to the one mounted on the RAF Hudsons. In RAF service these planes were know as the Ventura II and Minicraft do a kit for one. I am trying to find either a side on picture, black and white is OK, to be able to get an aircraft letter, roundel types and number, just these details will be OK, and see where the break line is between the Intermediate Blue and Light Grey colours. If I can't get a picture it is OK but I need the letter or letters, roundel types and aircraft number. I will use the US colour scheme as Ron wrote they were received in US colours and only had the markings changed.


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PostPosted: 23 Nov 2019, 16:05 
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Is this helpful? From Dave Becker's book - 75 years on wings of Eagles

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Looks like a natural metal finish.

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looks like 6019 J in the left-hand photo.

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