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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
Hosted by Tim Hatton
Suez Crisis aircraft
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: May 13, 2003
KitMaker: 711 posts
AeroScale: 107 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 10:38 AM UTC
I was wondering if anyone knows if the aircraft flown by the UN Peacekeeping forces in 1956 were painted a particular colour or if the roundrels were changed to show that they were with the UN Forces? Or were they just left with their 'normal' country's force colours?
I don't seem to be able to find any pics of aircraft that were involved with the UN forces from this event.
I want to build my C-119 Boxcar as it appeared with the RCAF during this time. My father was a navigator on one of them.

England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: September 28, 2005
KitMaker: 43 posts
AeroScale: 30 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 04:47 AM UTC
Hi Doug,

It might say in the book "Wings Over Suez" http://www.amazon.com/Wings-over-Suez-Brian-Cull/dp/1898697485 but my copy is a bit inaccessible at the moment.
Next time I dig it out, I will have a look for you.
However, I highly recommend this book to any one interested in the subject.

All the best,