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Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« on: October 31, 2016, 06:55:53 am »
I guess the topic says it all....Markings are for RAF 92 squadron (east India) based at Biggin Hill, March 1940.

IMG_3712 by David Dunnebier, on Flickr

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IMG_3721 by David Dunnebier, on Flickr

There seems to be no English aircraft without hedgehog exhausts.....
IMG_3728 by David Dunnebier, on Flickr

IMG_3731 by David Dunnebier, on Flickr

It was just a great idea by Tomcatie.....Had one Regianne in the stash, had the time and needed one model to complete 11 models for the ESM show. Altough it took me till 3 (at night) to complete it for the show. Many still details have to be done...
Re2000_RAF-3 by David Dunnebier, on Flickr

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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 07:04:16 am »
Wow, great work David! Not sure what else has to be done. I really like the colour scheme.
Thanks!

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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 07:58:19 am »
Well that works well  :thumbsup:

The RAF actually had 300 on order along with 200 Ca 313's. As far as I know they would have all served in the Near/Far East but some would have undoubtedly ended up in the UK so it's not as far fetched as some might think.

The French also had Re's and Ca's on order and 2 Ca's were delivered prior to the Italian invasion.
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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2016, 10:55:06 am »
 :wub:. Fantastic...how Boomerang is that :o. Works really well in RAF camo too :thumbsup:.

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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2016, 03:29:37 pm »
Nice one! :thumbsup:
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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 02:54:30 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 09:41:42 am »
Would look good painted as a boomerang!
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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2016, 09:54:28 am »
I thought it had a bit of the early Republic aircraft about it, a bit like a micro-scale P-47 Thunderbolt or a miniature P-43 Lancer, or Seversky P-35.
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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2016, 10:38:04 am »
That looks really good - & it nearly happened! :thumbsup:

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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2016, 03:18:15 am »
Yep, I've read that about the RAF and the Re.2000 order, so it's more believable than at 1st blush.

And very well done, too  :thumbsup:
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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2016, 12:31:40 pm »
That really works! I had no idea there was a real-world parallel.

I've never had a desire for one of these before now, but my stash of RAAF roundels is starting to call out to me...
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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2016, 07:38:01 am »
That really works! I had no idea there was a real-world parallel.



It's quite remarkable what the British and in particular the French were looking at purchasing in 1939, early 1940.  Virtually nothing was out of bounds. I've got a book which has a photo of one of the Caproni's delivered to France. It was delivered just days before the Italian invasion.
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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2016, 06:50:24 pm »
Nice work! :thumbsup:
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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2016, 08:46:32 am »
I thought it had a bit of the early Republic aircraft about it, a bit like a micro-scale P-47 Thunderbolt or a miniature P-43 Lancer, or Seversky P-35.

The designer of the Re.2000 actually worked at Seversky/Republic before going back to Italy and joining Reggiane.


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Re: Regianne 2000 in RAF service
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2016, 06:41:58 am »
I thought it had a bit of the early Republic aircraft about it, a bit like a micro-scale P-47 Thunderbolt or a miniature P-43 Lancer, or Seversky P-35.

The designer of the Re.2000 actually worked at Seversky/Republic before going back to Italy and joining Reggiane.


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I thought I'd read that somewhere but wasn't certain. Thanks for confirming the partial memory  :thumbsup:
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