B.534.217, Combined Squadron of Slovak National Uprising, Tri Duby Airfield, Slovakia, September 1944
In the fall of 1944, the Slovak National Uprising saw
the use of several Avia B.534s. This specific aircraft
is the only one photographically documented with
the national markings used during the uprising.
These were composed of the original Czechoslovak
roundels with the addition of the Slovak two-pronged
cross. The markings on the right wing are oriented
incorrectly with the red field on the right side,
i.e. directed away from the fuselage. Also, blue field
pointing upwards on the rudder is wrongly oriented.
It has not been conclusively determined weather
or not the lower wing markings lacked the Slovak
crosses. The aircraft carries the typical camouflage
scheme of khaki upper surfaces and silver doped
lower (gray respray of the lower surfaces for this
aircraft is unlikely) and with khaki undersurface of
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the top wing. The aircraft was noted to have been
rather heavily weathered. The tip of the spinner was
either khaki or possibly also heavily weathered.
Propeller blades were black on both sides. The top
of the nose was likely also khaki, and not yellow.
All photographic evidence suggests that the sliding
portion of the canopy was missing at the time of the
Slovak National Uprising.
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