by Tommy H. Thomason

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Markings - A Cautionary Tale Continued

For the first post on this topic, see

This example was provided by Joe Turpen:
Note the the marking of the side number and tail code markings on the right wings. Those on three of the F3H-2s appear to have been applied by the same person or at least in accordance with the same guidelines: size, location, orientation, etc. The width of the number varies because of the width of the individual digits, with 203 taking up more of the wing than 211.

However, the marking of the Demon on the bottom of the picture is notably different. The numbers are slanted and the tail code appears to be bolder.

A minor detail, certainly, but another example of variation when none is expected.

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