P-39Q-10, 212. GIAP, 22. GIAD, Stockerau, Austria, 1946
This Airacobra from 212. GIAP is in the non-standard one-color light blue-gray scheme, photographed sometime between summer 1945 and winter
1946/47 when regiment was based at the Stockerau airfield in Austria. Note missing Alexander Nevsky and Guard emblem on the door.
A blue nose, including the prop spinner, served as a quick identification aid on aircraft of the 212. GIAP at the end of the Second World War. A diagonal
band in the vertical tail in yellow identified aircraft of the 22. GIAD. Some sources claim that this band may have been blue or white.
INFO Eduard - November 2018