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mhase
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« on: October 10, 2009, 02:04:46 PM »

Hello and good afternoon,

does anyone know until when the gas detection panels were painted on the upper wings and from when on these were deleted?

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2009, 06:04:08 PM »

During the summer of 1940 many types of aircraft carried gas patches, either a small square painted on the surface or a square of fabric treated with gas detection paint held in place with a thin border of red doped tape. They seem to have disappeared by the spring of 1941. However, I do know of colour photographs of a 304 Squadron Wellington X with a gas patch on the tailplane taken in June 1943. Later, Lancasters of 1 Group carried different, circular, gas patches on their noses. These seem to be an off-white colour.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 07:51:22 PM »

IIRC Gas detection paint was used for most of the war, however it was later developed in camouflage colours
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