Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Flight Line at Orlando Field.

Here is a photo from about the summer of 1941. It was taken at the Orlando Air field in Florida that was being used as a satellite field in conjunction with Eglin field.  The aircraft is a P-36c in a transitional paint scheme.    By 1942 the tail stripes were gone and it would have been painted all olive drab.The aircraft was there as an evaluation aircraft as part of the 1st Pursuit's duty to test and evaluate aircraft and their systems.  Originally P-36's were left in a natural metal state with only the tail painted in red and white stripes and national insignia on the fuselage  and wings.  This plane is probably painted olive drab with grey undersides in a  pattern  used in 1941.

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