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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2325 on: February 17, 2021, 09:51:35 am »
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6 - No.302 Squadron, Polish Air Force, 1947

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A really sweet Fw 190A-6 by 'Torno' from Argentina was released recently and it thoughtfully includes a plain camo skin (i.e. with no painted on markings) so I just had to knock up a new checkerboard insignia and a few fuselage number decals to make this Polish 'butcher bird'.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Polish Butcher Birds
« Reply #2326 on: February 17, 2021, 03:21:37 pm »
Odd. But not unattractive. :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Polish Butcher Birds
« Reply #2327 on: February 17, 2021, 07:27:56 pm »
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Polish Butcher Birds
« Reply #2328 on: February 18, 2021, 03:45:21 am »
Great stuff.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Polish Butcher Birds
« Reply #2329 on: February 18, 2021, 06:16:27 am »
That's an interesting alternative for a Butcher Bird.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2330 on: February 18, 2021, 10:54:53 am »
Dassault Super Mystère B.2 - 8th Squadron, Lebanese Air Force, 1967

Dassault's steady evolution of the Ouragan and Mystère family culminated in the excellent Super Mystère B.2 which entered production in 1957. Featuring a new thin wing with 45° of sweep the Super Mystère B.2 was powered by the SNECMA Atar 101G and was the first Western European production aircraft to exceed Mach 1 in level flight. Dassault received a production order for 220 Super Mystère B.2's but a combination of defence cuts and the dazzling potential of the forthcoming Mirage III saw the Armée de l'Air order cut to 178 and then to 158. An entirely expected Israeli order for 24 Super Mystère B.2's restored production orders to 178 and Dassault's salesmen pitched the Super Mystère B.2 to many Middle-East and Sub-Saharan African countries but only the Lebanese Republic showed any interest.

After the end of the 1958 Lebanon crisis a new government of national unity was formed under President Fuad Cheha and the returning Prime Minister Rashid Karami. Whilst grateful to the United States (who had sent 5,000 United States Marines to Beirut during the crisis) Lebanon's french-speaking Prime Minister Rashid Karami had warm relations with the French Government and supported the Lebanese Air Force's request for modern jets to replace the obsolete de Havilland Vampires. This led to the purchase of 18 Super Mystère B.2's for delivery in 1960 with these aircraft becoming the last of their type to roll off the Dassault production line at Mérignac. Entering service in March 1960 with the 8th Squadron of the Lebanese Air Force based at Rayak Air Base the Super Mystère B.2's were popular with Lebanese pilots. In 1962 a Lebanese Super Mystère B.2 shot down an Israeli jet over Kfirmishki. In 1967 two Lebanese Super Mystère B.2's were shot down on the first day of the Six-Day War by four Israeli Air Force Mirage IIICJ's. Lebanon played no part in the 1973 October War and the Super Mystère B.2's were retired in September, 1983.

LAF SUPER MYSTERE B2L.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

LAF SUPER MYSTERE B2L.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

LAF SUPER MYSTERE B2L.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

LAF SUPER MYSTERE B2L.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

LAF SUPER MYSTERE B2L.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

LAF SUPER MYSTERE B2L.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

LAF SUPER MYSTERE B2L.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

Whilst migrating from Photobucket to Flickr I'm running a lengthening ideas list and for the Super Mystère I wrote down Iran and Iraq thinking that at least one of them had operated the later Mirage III but, no, neither did so I switched to Lebanon and this is my first Lebanese 'what if'. I've used stock insignia and the serials seen on their Hunters but the 8th Squadron nosebars are right out of me own 'ed! Of course, I can still do an Iran and/or Iraqi Super Mystère so they will stay on the list.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Lebanese Super Mystère
« Reply #2331 on: February 18, 2021, 11:06:29 pm »
Oh, I like the idea of a Lebanese Super Mystère!  :thumbsup: A classic grey/green RAF style cammo would go well with these markings, too, and would probably also look generally well on the SM2B?
When I recently built my Sri Lankan specimen I also considered South American (Ecuador, Venezuela) for some time (and a grey/green livery).

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2332 on: February 20, 2021, 06:44:55 am »
Hawker Hunter T.61 - Escuadrón Aéreo de Pelea 200, Fuerza Aérea Mexicana, 1981

FAM HUNTER T61.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

FAM HUNTER T61.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

FAM HUNTER T61.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

FAM HUNTER T61.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

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FAM HUNTER T61.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

I was given this twin-tub Hunter back last summer to play with and although it's a beta (I think it's an FSX conversion) it flies real nice even with a stand-in A-6 Intruder cockpit c/w refuelling probe spoiling the view! I managed to overspray the painted-on markings to create a blank camo skin and I thought I'd use the decals from the Mexican single-seater I did nearly three years ago now (Page 123) to save some time. But no. This one fought me all the way with decals stubbornly refusing to show up on the left wing despite me trying all the mesh names under the sun so I had to revert to painting the FAM triangles directly onto the skin - not my preferred method. The rudder and all other markings are decals though and this brings back fond memories of the Matchbox F.6/T.8 kit of the 1970's.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2333 on: February 23, 2021, 11:31:08 am »
Canadair Sabre FB.6 - No.28 Squadron, RAF South East Asia Command, 1959

RAF SABRE FB6.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF SABRE FB6.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF SABRE FB6.08 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF SABRE FB6.09 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF SABRE FB6.10 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

This Canadair CL-13B Mk6 Sabre is from 2009 but is based on an even earlier 3D model. The original and the updated are superb but the updated has fantastic skins that just needed a little touch of overspray to make a nice canvas for SEAC markings. I might do a No.20 Squadron machine with normal RAF markings or perhaps 1970's tactical markings.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - SEAC Sabres
« Reply #2334 on: Yesterday at 06:18:10 am »
Oh, it certainly suits those SEAC roundels  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!