Posts:18 Joined: November 25th, 2012, 8:16 pm
Location: Manchester of the North, Finland
One note about the Finnish Sabre - the code NA seems a bit unlikely, despite standing for "North American" and being unused. It'd more likely be SA (or SB or SR), for Sabre. I'm not completely sure about the numbering system, as both the Gnat and later MiG-21s had the -1xx numbering system (Drakens being DK-2xx, Hawks being HW-3xx and Hornets being HN-4xx), while the Vampires and early MiG-21s used numbers starting from one. Maybe SA-13 or -113 would be more correct?
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First off, most Finnish serials from my research, have been Maker and Number, here are a few examples:
MiG-21: MG-47 or MG-140, while MiG-21UM: MK-105
Brewster Buffalo: BW-351
Curtiss Hawk 75: CU-566
But I am noticing that the British Aircraft in Finnish Service, have the Name as part of the serial. So you are not incorrect in the Letter part of the serials, that and I think the Finns went with the HN for the Hornet due to BMDD being too long for the serial.
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