>I just bought the Czechmasters 1/72 resin kit. This is the second version
>with the liquid cooled engine. The only references I have do not clearly show
>what type of roundels were used. Lots of obscuring glare in the photos seem
>to show nothing in the roundel center, but in one photo there appears to be
>either a (red? blue?) circle or (could it be?) a kangaroo. When did the
>Australian Air Force start using the "Kangaroo Roundel"? Also, does anyone
>know what color the anti-glare area on top of the cowl was? Thank you.
the WWII variety, blue/white, roundels in std six point pattern (wings
upper/lower, fuselage sides), fin flashes, had white leading. Serial
was black numerals, 8" high. Anti-dazzle panel matt black.
The RAAF returned to red centre roundel from 1947 on in a gradual
process. The kangaroo was introduced to the RAAF and RAN in 1956.
The Navy achieved the conversion faster than the RAAF due to its
smaller fleet size. The RAAF took 10 yrs to convert. Initially the
RAAF applied the kangaroo to the fuselage only. Hope that helps.
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