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Sukhoi Su-7B Fitter/Moujik - India

Su-7BMK
Serial: B-871
Unit: 32 Sqn "The Thunderbirds", IAF

There are very few colour photographs of IAF Su-7's from the time of the 1971 War, and most of these are of poor quality, which makes the identification of colours used to camouflage them extremely problematic. From available black/white photographs, it is obvious that most Sukhois were hastily and heavily camouflaged, usually with paints of poor quality, which - together with heavy use as well as hot and humid weather - swiftly made the aircraft appear badly worn out and dirty. Most of the IAF Su-7BMK's appeared either in 'bare metall' overall, or a three-colour camouflage as seen on the example from the No.32 Squadron bellow. Some, however, should have got a camouflage like this, in sand and dark earth (although, it is very likely that fields in dark earth were actually either dark green or even black).


Artist: © Americo Maia
Source: http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/alvmaia/
Sukhoi Su-7B Fitter/Moujik - India | Su-7BMK | 32 Sqn


Artist: © Tom Cooper
Source: The ACIG Journal

Sukhoi Su-7B Fitter/Moujik - India | Su-7BMK | 32 Sqn

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