Sorry to bother everyone but I hope someone out there will be able to point me in the general direction of what is required. I am currently assisting in the restoration to flying condition of a North American T-6G Texan.
This aeroplane previously wore an overall Navy Blue colour scheme when imported into the UK in the eighties (it tried to be a SNJ-7), but since then the regulations for warbird schemes have now changed in this country.
Now the aircraft has to be painted in an accurate scheme as was worn by that type in service otherwise the Civilian Registration has to shown in large letters on the side and wings. The intention is to paint it in an overall Navy Blue scheme again, but did SNJs actually wear this scheme? I have seen numerous American registered machines in this livery, but where if possible did they obtain the necessary information from, or has artistic licence just been used? I have a collection of over 5000 period photos and still cant come up with the goods!
The owner has made reference to a Monogram publication on US Navy Colour Schemes that in its Volume 2 does feature a SNJ in an overall blue scheme? Does anyone have a copy of this (a scan of the photo would be lovely) or can anyone provide details of SNJs in postwar colours.
I look forward in hearing from everyone. Emails would be greatly appreciated as I dont check the net that often.