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Irish Air Corps Brewster Buffalo, 1940, BoB
« on: October 20, 2015, 10:29:36 am »
So, this got timed just right, I guess, lol. I decided to resume work on my Irish Air Corps Brewster Buffalo, with a twist, there are going to be RAF Recognition Markings added to avoid friendly fire incidents. Basically, the Irish Government bought the Brewster Buffalos originally planned for Belgium, after it fell to the Germans. Originally, Ireland was to remain neutral due to German Overtures to respect Irish Neutrality and promises that if Great Britain fell, Northern Ireland would be returned to Ireland. British Intelligence intercepted a transmission that the German Ambassador sent to Germany stating the Irish were falling for the German plan, which was devised to keep the Irish from helping defend Great Britain against the planned German Invasion of All the British Isles. This was then shared with the Irish Government, which brought the Irish to the side of the Allies. Needing Aircraft, they purchased the interred Buffalos, and shipped them to Ireland. After being refurbished, a squadron was formed to use them, and they were based in Great Britain, and used to intercept bombers while the British Spitfires took on the fighters. Several Aces were made in this process.

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Re: Irish Air Corps Brewster Buffalo, 1940, BoB
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2015, 03:20:32 pm »
A very clever idea for a BoB build, I'm keen to see how it turns out!
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Re: Irish Air Corps Brewster Buffalo, 1940, BoB
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2015, 11:55:51 pm »
looks good  :thumbsup:

and ex-Belgian, i thought i recognised the green/brown camo with aluminium metal underside (typical for newer Belgian aircraft on those days)  ;D
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Re: Irish Air Corps Brewster Buffalo, 1940, BoB
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2015, 03:33:30 am »
:thumbsup:
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Re: Irish Air Corps Brewster Buffalo, 1940, BoB
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2015, 02:25:19 pm »
Well, chaps, decals are on their way! Hopefully I'll have her done before the deadline!
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Re: Irish Air Corps Brewster Buffalo, 1940, BoB
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2015, 03:20:41 pm »
Well, chaps, decals are on their way! Hopefully I'll have her done before the deadline!

11 days to go...........
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Re: Irish Air Corps Brewster Buffalo, 1940, BoB
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2016, 04:58:14 pm »
So, surprise, first, work, then the holidays and now a move have prevented me from working on anything. It sucks, but I will be back in the cockpit in the next few weeks.
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Re: Irish Air Corps Brewster Buffalo, 1940, BoB
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2016, 05:20:15 pm »
Cheers. Looking forward to seeing her all done. Looks great so far.

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