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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - H.P. Hatfield B.1
« Reply #2280 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 #2281 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 #2282 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 #2283 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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RAF BLACKCAP Mk1.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

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 #2284 on: September 27, 2020, 10:49:16 am »
Good luck in your new job  :thumbsup:

First week went well - thank you!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Boeing Blackcap Mk.I
« Reply #2285 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 #2286 on: September 27, 2020, 11:47:05 pm »
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Boeing Blackcap Mk.I
« Reply #2287 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 #2288 on: September 28, 2020, 06:51:55 am »
Neat Peashooter  :thumbsup:

Glad the jobs going ok  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Boeing Blackcap Mk.I
« Reply #2289 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 #2291 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 #2292 on: October 01, 2020, 03:22:24 am »
Boeing Blackcap Mk.I - Night Fighter Flight, No.79 Squadron, RAF Fighter Command, Munich Crisis, 1938

RAF BLACKCAP Mk1.08 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

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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.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2293 on: October 03, 2020, 11:16:37 am »
Scottish Aviation Prestwick C.1 - 'B' Flight, No.152 Squadron, RAF Near East Air Force, 1961

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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 #2294 on: October 03, 2020, 11:46:40 am »
Percival  Pembroke  with spats.