in private mail, Johann has raised again the question of the noses of La-5FN of this unit.
I've asked Ruchkovsky if there are news about this topic, and he answered that the only information is that the unit repainted red the noses of their La-7 with the addition of Guards mark to prevent confusion with German fockewulf.
Interesting... hadn't other units problems in distinguish La-7s from FW190?
Returning to La-5FN photographed above, this gives space to photo interpretation.
In some photos, those noses appear as dark as the light blue undersurfaces.In other photo the noses appears darker, and in other ones appear lighter.
This could be the effect of colored filters on the camera or of different films.
On this photo the nose appears of the same grey of both the ground and of the undersurfaces
in this one both the grassy ground and the noses appear very light.
If this is the effect of a filter, it had the same effect on both the noses and the grass.
Being the dominant color of the grass green or yellow, this suggests that the noses could be in some color not too different from yellow.
The possibility of confusion with German planes suggests the same thing.
So, if it wasn't yellow as German Gelb 04, it had to be or a lemon yellow, or yellow-orange or lime green.
Any ideas on this?