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Question Regarding Aussie Kittyhawks
« on: June 24, 2023, 06:13:52 AM »

Hi Guys,

I am curious about this marking found on the upper engine cowl of some early
RAAF Kittyhawks. It appears to be a white stripe in front of the pilots canopy frame
running longitudinally for about a foot or 15 inches ( 30-40 cm )
I have found it referenced on a modelling site , but there was no explanation as to
its function. I can only find instances of it on the port side of the cowl.

Any further info would be much appreciated.



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Re: Question Regarding Aussie Kittyhawks
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2023, 07:47:25 AM »

Sometimes maintenance panels got marks
for quick relocation. Not widely spread.
Saw such on Hurricanes, 109s too.
Showing this side up or got a broad streak
over a seam. Version 1

Repair patch, nope, it's not, would look different.

A one sided mark can't be a aiming guide, i.e. like Me262
of Kdo. Stamp and others used. Nope.

Fuel patch is possible too, it's a tad darker
than white, could be yellow. Version 2

Unless you don't have a Veterans clear report
on this.

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