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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - H.P. Hatfield B.1
« Reply #2340 on: September 20, 2020, 06:33:12 am »
Considering some of the mid thirties types MEAF had at the beginning of the war, especially in the Horn of Africa region that fits perfectly into any scenario involving the conflict with Italian forces in the area.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - H.P. Hatfield B.1
« Reply #2341 on: September 20, 2020, 06:40:39 am »
That was the Last Stand for the Wellesley, against the Italian forces in Abyssinia.

Apart from a few of them being used for maritime recce over the Eastern Med with 47 Sqdn a bit later.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - H.P. Hatfield B.1
« Reply #2342 on: September 20, 2020, 06:43:43 am »
That was the Last Stand for the Wellesley, against the Italian forces in Abyssinia.


Yup, plus a few of the bomber-transport types from that period also saw service in/over Somaliland and Abyssinia.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2343 on: September 27, 2020, 10:32:45 am »
Boeing Blackcap Mk.I - No.73 Squadron, RAF Fighter Command, 1937

RAF BLACKCAP Mk1.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

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A nice P-26A Peashooter was released by the DAT boys recently and I've used my instant silver skin hack of using the specular map to make a pre-war RAF monoplane fighter with my previously made No.73 squadron markings but adding the finflash to the rudder and also adding copper to the front of the cowl as an affectionate nod to the Gloster Gladiator. I've just noticed that the Bristol Mercury is slightly smaller than the Peashooter's P&W R-1340 Wasp, only a tad heavier but much more lusty. There's no backstory for the Condor Legion Fiat CR.42... it just turned up as the enemy of the day!
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Boeing Blackcap Mk.I
« Reply #2344 on: September 27, 2020, 10:46:42 am »
Good luck in your new job  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Boeing Blackcap Mk.I
« Reply #2345 on: September 27, 2020, 10:49:16 am »
Good luck in your new job  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2346 on: September 27, 2020, 02:05:22 pm »
There's no backstory for the Condor Legion Fiat CR.42... it just turned up as the enemy of the day!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Boeing Blackcap Mk.I
« Reply #2347 on: September 27, 2020, 07:11:23 pm »
Nice nod to Gloster, as the Peashooter has a Gloster vibe in those colours.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Boeing Blackcap Mk.I
« Reply #2348 on: September 27, 2020, 11:47:05 pm »
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Boeing Blackcap Mk.I
« Reply #2349 on: September 28, 2020, 06:48:35 am »
Liking the Hatfield, especially in NIVO. :thumbsup:  The Peashooter looks good too, especially mixing it up with the CR-32.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Boeing Blackcap Mk.I
« Reply #2350 on: September 28, 2020, 06:51:55 am »
Neat Peashooter  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Boeing Blackcap Mk.I
« Reply #2351 on: September 28, 2020, 07:32:16 am »
Liking the Hatfield, especially in NIVO. :thumbsup:  The Peashooter looks good too, especially mixing it up with the CR-32.

Yeah, NIVO Hatfield = top banana!
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Re: Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Boeing Blackcap Mk.I
« Reply #2353 on: September 28, 2020, 07:44:18 pm »
The whole Polikarpov family of 1930s-1940s fighters all have a Boeing look to them. Just like Boeing fighters have a Gloster look to them.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2354 on: October 01, 2020, 03:22:24 am »
Boeing Blackcap Mk.I - Night Fighter Flight, No.79 Squadron, RAF Fighter Command, Munich Crisis, 1938

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Another 'silver becomes black' inversion skin but I have missed a few parts around the cockpit and nose. Like my earlier 'Bruno' night fighter this is based on the scheme worn by some of No.79 Squadron's Gloster Gauntlets in 1938.