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      Post #68336, posted on 10-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I am currently doing research leading to building the Revell 1/72 B&V 222 Wiking in Lufthansa colors as originally intended. So far, I don't find reference that this lady ever actually served in Lufthansa service, since LUFTWAFFE took over deliveries for military service. I have seen some drawings( googled) of the AC in Lufthansa colors of the era but I'm not sure there were ever any so liveried. Any input would be appreciated as I really don't want this beautiful model to end up wearing the iron cross of the Reich.

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      Post #68337, posted on 10-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      It did not. The war had started by the time the first prototype flew, and while it had a civil registration, it went immediately to the Luftwaffe.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blohm_%26_Voss_BV_222

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      Post #68338, posted on 10-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Art,
      to my knowledge (@all, please correct me if I am wrong) there was only one aircraft not to wear the military scheme
      and that was the prototype D-ANTE, also the only one to carry a civil registration. The plane was all silver with two stripes below the cockpit. You can easily find images by searching for D-ANTE.

      There was no Lufthansa livery existing on that aircraft type.

      Here is a good reference to the production and fate of all B&V 222 aircraft. One was to wear the US flag after the war but it also carried the military scheme.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blohm_%26_Voss_BV_222

      Cheers,

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      Post #68340, posted on 10-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Hi Art,
      to my knowledge (@all, please correct me if I am wrong) there was only one aircraft not to wear the military scheme
      and that was the prototype D-ANTE, also the only one to carry a civil registration. The plane was all silver with two stripes below the cockpit. You can easily find images by searching for D-ANTE.

      There was no Lufthansa livery existing on that aircraft type.

      Here is a good reference to the production and fate of all B&V 222 aircraft. One was to wear the US flag after the war but it also carried the military scheme.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blohm_%26_Voss_BV_222

      Cheers,

      Christian



      Great info. Thanks Guys. It appears that I will be left with a "WHAT IF " scheme other than if I wish to go with a plain aircraft with a civil registration. I may go to the "WHAT IF " unless I come across something in the links provided.

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      Post #68347, posted on 10-04-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I always thought it would look cool in a post-war LH scheme...

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      Post #68359, posted on 10-07-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      I always thought it would look cool in a post-war LH scheme...


      Here's a conjectural scheme.



      http://wesworld.jk-clan.de/index.php?page=Thread&postID=115656

      Copy and paste and scroll down to the BV222. I wish I could figure out how to copy and paste the pic but alas, even low-tech is beyond me

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      Post #68361, posted on 10-07-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      You can't copy and paste the photo. It's hosted on the less than worthless Photobucket, which now holds its users hostage and doesn't allow linking to web sites outside of PB.

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      Post #68362, posted on 10-07-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I just copied the image and pasted it onto a "Word" document. I'm on an iMac.

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      Post #68364, posted on 10-07-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      You can't get it to display on this web site though, thanks to Photobucket's lunacy.

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      Post #68365, posted on 10-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      You can't get it to display on this web site though, thanks to Photobucket's lunacy.


      Achtung!

      Ve have vays of making it so. Observe...




      Impressive, ya? Und it didn't cost anyzing!

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      Post #68367, posted on 10-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      YA !! it ist beautifully appropriate, nein?
      This is what I am going to use for mein guide fer das model. Maybe not historically accurate, but pretty, nonetheless.
      Thanks, guys , for getting the image up to rescue me from my tech dumbkoff. I have many bits and pieces of LH livery which will come in to use here. Hope by the time I am done, I can figure out the art of transferring pics to this site. This will be a beautiful conversion. ( no guns) Regards, Art