Re: BE2e

Mark K. Nelson (
Wed, 18 Oct 1995 21:24:24 -0700

>Although I don't have the Datafile here: this sounds like one of the
>"night fighting" machines. During Zeppelin and Gotha raids, there
>were a few planes "converted" for the night fighting role. One of
>these "conversions" included painting over the "white" (and maybe one
>of the other colors?) of the roundel and fin flash with either black,
>or PC-10, to tone down the colors, and make it "harder" to see than a
>"standard" machine.

Actually the white and red parts of all markings and the blue of the wing
roundels on the cover look normal. It is merely the blue on the tail flash
and the fuselage side that 'appear' to have been printed as purest black.


Mark (From Kites & Other Delights in West Edmonton Mall)