Arado Ar 234 Camouflage
By Phil Evans
Arado Ar 234B-2
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Here are a few photographs of the Arado Ar234B-2 F1+MT W.Nr.140173. I wanted
to clarify some points about the camouflage of this aircraft:
Note that the light overspray does not appear on
the uppersurface of the Wings and Fuselage (see photo above as an example).
The yellow "M" only appears on one side of the fin
(see photo below. Also note the extended ropes for the drag chute stretched out
on the ground behind the fin).
Kit and decal manufacturers always seem to include
the Werknummer. of this aircraft on the fin, I am not sure why as the Werknummer.
does not appear in photographs of the aircraft. Is this a throwback to the
Lindbergh Kit of the Ar.234 of all those years ago, which if memory serves me
had the W.Nr. on the fin?
The image below is an enlarged version
of the one above. Note the detail of the mass balance, the trim tab actuator and
the navigation light surround. The prominent panel lines and the taped repair to
the bottom of the fin cap is also of interest.
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