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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2355 on: October 03, 2020, 11:16:37 am »
Scottish Aviation Prestwick C.1 - 'B' Flight, No.152 Squadron, RAF Near East Air Force, 1961

RAF PRESTWICK C1.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF PRESTWICK C1.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF PRESTWICK C1.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF PRESTWICK C1.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

A little recognition test for you!

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Yes, this the little-known Kokusia Ki-59 light transport monoplane which looks pretty cool for an early 1940's design. It's a 'beta' release by the DAT boys but flies really well so I thought I'd make a template for it for a Parani transport. But I then got to thinking that it would make a cool RAF liaison/communications aircraft and based the scheme on the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer and this also dictated the manufacturer and name.





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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2356 on: October 03, 2020, 11:46:40 am »
Percival  Pembroke  with spats.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2357 on: October 03, 2020, 12:24:43 pm »
It looks a tad Italian I think.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2358 on: October 03, 2020, 03:34:03 pm »
Percival Pembroke (1930)

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2359 on: October 04, 2020, 02:27:24 am »
I can confirm that it's not a British aircraft  :mellow:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2360 on: October 04, 2020, 02:36:52 am »
Well part of my brain is saying Dornier, but the radial engines aren't right for that ??  :banghead:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2361 on: October 04, 2020, 03:42:02 am »
Well I'm stumped. 1st thought was Potez, Koolhoven or Savoia-Marchetti but I can't find anything quite like that. Polish PWS-something-or-other?

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2362 on: October 04, 2020, 03:45:19 am »
First flight was 1941.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2363 on: October 04, 2020, 03:58:26 am »
Ki-59?

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2364 on: October 04, 2020, 04:04:54 am »
Ki-59?

Wow! Correct! I thought this would have run on longer.

My next clue was going to be that you'll need the patience of Mother Theresa (it's allied reporting name) ;)
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2365 on: October 04, 2020, 04:10:24 am »
In fairness I had to look it up! Congrats, I really struggled with that. I was hung up on it being European. Surprising how absolutely natural it looks in those colours!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2366 on: October 04, 2020, 04:33:45 am »
Kokusai Ki-59P 'Theresa' - 21st Communications Flight, Parani Army Air Force, 1949

PARAN Ki-59P THERESA.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN Ki-59P THERESA.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN Ki-59P THERESA.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN Ki-59P THERESA.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

Once I'd made a new template for the Prestwick/Ki-59 (albeit with a revised cargo door) I thought I'd give Paran a light transport and communications aircraft with a splinter type camo that looks OK from the side but stretches horribly across the broad upper fuselage. It looks the part though.


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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Parani Ki-59P
« Reply #2367 on: October 04, 2020, 04:51:52 am »
That lower shot looks like it's a three engine craft which I don't think would be out of place.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Parani Ki-59P
« Reply #2368 on: October 04, 2020, 04:53:39 am »
 :o I've never even heard of a Ki-59.

It doesn't look very 'Japanese' either, far too stylish for their pre-WWII designers, but it works well in your scenarios.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Parani Ki-59P
« Reply #2369 on: October 04, 2020, 05:45:43 am »
That really is a nice looking aeroplane  :thumbsup:

I would have had had no idea that it was Japanese and would have gone down the Italian route if asked.
Decals my @r$e!