Columbian Wild Trainers 1924-1931

1. Wild WT
Serial no. 11, Aviacion Militar Colombiana, 1925-27. This Wild WT was finished in an overall factory scheme of Pale Clear Doped Linen with Natural Metal fuselage panels and Varnished Wood struts. Serial number was Black. No Columbian national markings were carried on this aircraft until late in its career. No. 11 was written off in a crash during 1927

2. Wild WT
Serial no. 14, Aviacion Militar Colombiana, 1925-27. The three remaining Wild WTs (nos. 12-14) were finished in an overall factory scheme of Pale Clear Doped Linen with Natural Metal fuselage panels and Varnished Wood struts. Serial numbers were Black. An early Columbian roundel in (from the outside) Yellow, Blue and Red, was carried in four wing positions. The fin and rudder carried Columbian national colours in (from the front) Yellow, Blue and Red.

Background
The illustrations above are all taken from Issue No. 15 of Insignia Magazine, available now from Blue Rider Publishing.

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