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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2015, 09:03:16 am »
Oh very nice ! Thanks for the find ! I'm definitely feeling inspired to build some kind of twin !

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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2015, 09:07:30 am »
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=209266

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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2015, 09:35:02 am »
How about a squadron or two of Belgian, Dutch, Danish or French fighters escape to Britain as a coherent unit, and fight in the BoB with their original aircraft hastily repainted?

Why repaint ?

In the Alt WWII scenario I've been using for years France fights on and I've built various types in French service in full French markings

Well I was thinking of just a squadron or two fighting under RAF command so they'd probably want to do it to avoid blue-on-blues with unfamiliar aircraft types. A Dewoitine D.520 or a Fokker F.XXI in their "native" camouflage but with RAF roundels would get the JMN's head scratching, wouldn't they?
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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2015, 12:48:16 pm »
Don't know about the 520 but the RAF 'adopted a number of MS406s and Potez 63s in Syria following the fall of France.  French camouflage with RAF roundels.
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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2015, 09:06:11 pm »
Scramble! Scramble!  Enemy approaching!









Engaging Enemy!







Returning home...



One of theirs didn't make it...



One of ours that didn't make it...



Never was so much owed by so many to so few...



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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2015, 10:04:14 pm »
Gentlemen, tomorrow, you bomb England!



This will be your target!



Mount up!



Take off!



Off to England!



We fight our way through!





Bombs away!



Off home...



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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2015, 01:03:01 am »
Scramble! Scramble!  Enemy approaching!




And only one Spitfire in sight.....

You mean the Spitfire DIDN'T win the Battle of Britain on its own???  ;D ;) :lol:
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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2015, 02:53:43 am »
Don't know about the 520 but the RAF 'adopted a number of MS406s and Potez 63s in Syria following the fall of France.  French camouflage with RAF roundels.

This one? - A quick repaint and it's operating over The Channel  ;)

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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2015, 05:07:39 am »
Great stuff ! Can't wait for this one to start.

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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2015, 05:20:26 am »
Don't know about the 520 but the RAF 'adopted a number of MS406s and Potez 63s in Syria following the fall of France.  French camouflage with RAF roundels.

This one? - A quick repaint and it's operating over The Channel  ;)



Exactly the sort of thing I was thinking of - nice one. :thumbsup:
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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2015, 05:28:03 am »
Neophyte: Is Eris true?
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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2015, 06:01:21 am »
Odd there were no Dutch pilots.  :unsure:
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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2015, 06:28:46 am »
Odd there were no Dutch pilots.  :unsure:

Nor Norwegian ? I always thought there was at least one ?

The RAF 406 is  :thumbsup: French aircraft with quickly applied RAF roundels would look good
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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2015, 06:40:34 am »
Maybe the Norwegians fled to Sweden and the Dutch found their way to the Dutch overseas colonies?
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Re: Inspirations Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2015, 03:48:01 am »
The Dutch East Indies Air Force fought the Japanese so maybe Dutch pilots went to (what is now) Indonesia.
Some pilots certainly came here in '42 when the Dutch East Indies fell.
Dutch Do 24s loaded with refugees ended up in Broome where they were destroyed by Zeros on 3rd March 1942.
https://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/alliesinadversity/japanese/broome/
Five ex Dutch Dorniers were pressed into service with the RAAF.
https://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/research/aircraft/series2/A49.htm

None of which is applicable to this GB.
However, what if the RAF used seaplanes to rescue downed pilots instead of launches?
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