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T-90 Engine colour?
shadomobile
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014 - 11:01 PM UTC
Hi,

Sorry if this has been posted before. Im building the Meng T-90 and I don't think they have the engine colours right anyone got a break down of the engine colours and the engine bay colours? I cant find anything on the web but from first hand experience the Russians tended to paint the engines in hideous duck egg blue......

Thanks in advance

Richard
grunt136mike
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 04:18 PM UTC
Hi Richard;

Depending on which references you follow, the Main engine block is Red with the other Components in a Dull Silver. Now you can find pictures with the engine block in Blue and the other components in silver. I would not pick the Blue scheme as I think the Red is the more Normal Color.
And I do not think that the Zavod would send out there engines in A Show Color Blue too Operational units in the Field. And remember the T-90s engine is just the same one that's used in the T-72, its just been Slightly Improved.
The one color that I almost forgot is Black, for the Exhaust Manifolds. You can find Info, and pictures on the e-net.

GOOD LUCK; MIKE.
Frenchy
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 08:08 PM UTC
Here are some views of the V-92S2 engine (as fitted to the T-90A) :









There are some walkaround pics of a display engine here :

https://photo.qip.ru/users/pakuro/3673014/

H.P.
Konigwolf
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 09:53 PM UTC
Thankyou
shadomobile
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:41 PM UTC
Hi,

Thanks for the info and Photo's I thought the blue engine (as recommended by Meng was wrong. I have painted the block brown but now its in situ you cant see anything but the top of the engine anyway. At least I got the hideous blue the correct colour for the engine compartment.

Richard