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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:36 pm 
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What is the purpose of the white lines on the leading edge of the wing near the guns?
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(Source: Preflight Study Manual for Civil Air Patrol Cadets (Headquarters AAF, Office of Flying Safety, n.d.) 3-7.)

The explanations I have come up with or heard so far is that they are either for boresighting the guns, measuring wind drift angle, or bomb aiming.

I know that the Ju 87 has dive lines painted on the pilot's canopy...
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...the Il-2 has level bombing lines painted on the engine cowling...
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...and the B5N has similar lines on the tail as well as the nose.
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Some P-47s apparently also had flap angle lines painted on the trailing edge of the wing, so maybe that's where the idea came from.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:11 am 
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these lines are for guns identification, they were on P47B number 7 up to 47 only. colors were white, yellow, red & green in add



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"no step" on trailing edge and "no push" on trim tab are only on warbird, not on WW2 airplane


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:11 pm 
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waroff wrote:
these lines are for guns identification, they were on P47B number 7 up to 47 only. colors were white, yellow, red & green in add

Wow, that was a quick answer! Thanks!

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waroff wrote:
"no step" on trailing edge and "no push" on trim tab are only on warbird, not on WW2 airplane
I have a T-6 aileron tab that is stenciled with the Spanish equivalent of "No Push." While it may not have come from the North American Aviation (NAA) factory that way, it was clearly applied for military service. Or, it could have been stenciled in Spanish by NAA under a spare parts order.


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Just thought I'd include a couple of pictures from Mark's recent thread that show both flap and sighting lines painted on a D3A recovered after the attack on Pearl Harbor:
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