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Gladiator Skins for thicko's Mk. II Gladiator model. While obsolete in the European theatre, the Gloster Gladiator played a major role for the Royal Air Force in North Africa and in Greece. The Gladiator proved, especially when flown agressively, an equal of the Italian biplane fighters, and could also handle some Italian monoplanes, such as the Fiat G-50 Freecia. In Albania, RAF 33, 80, and 112 Squadrons were primarily resonsible for offensive fighter sweeps and bomber escort until February 20th, 1941. On this day, Hawker Hurricanes equipped the pilots of RAF 80 Squadron, allowing for the Hurricanes to engage newer Italian monoplanes, such as the Macchi Mc-200 Saetta, and later German fighters, such as the Messerschmitt Bf-109 and Bf-110. These skins represent some of the aircraft flown by these brave pilots, including Nigel Cullen, Richard Acworth, and "Pat" Pattle.
Posted Apr 13, 2013 11:43 by Smashing Time
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Five repaints for Thicko's wonderful Blenheim Mk. I, Mk. IF, and Mk. IV-I. These repaints are from the Greek campaign 1940-41. I have only included those that I have repainted so you will need the original texture folder and allow mine to overwrite them. I have also included a slightly revised DP For the Mk. IF so that it acts as a fighter not a bomber. One is for a Mk. I (Fighter) of 30 SQN RAF The other is for a Mk. IV-I of 84 SQN RAF. The only profile I could find for this machine showed it in temperate Dark Green/Dark Earth/Sky Type S. I believe that it should have the Mediterranean scheme. If anyone can find out definitely I can change the colours easily. The Mk. I is from 211 Sqn RAF in late 1941. The Mk. IV-I is from 113 Sqn RAF in March 1941. The Mk. IV-I is from 11 Sqn RAF. The colours are Light Earth/Dark Earth topsides and Light Mediterranean Blue under surfaces. My reference is Scale Aircraft Modelling Magazine April 1985, drawings by Mike Keep. These textures are freeware but not to be used in any payware release. Use at your own discretion. Watchdog 22
Posted Apr 13, 2013 11:41 by watchdog22
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The Martin P4M Mercator was a maritime reconnaissance aircraft built by the Glenn L. Martin Company. The Mercator was an unsuccessful contender for a United States Navy requirement for a long-range maritime patrol bomber, with the Lockheed P2V Neptune chosen instead. It saw a limited life as a long-range electronic reconnaissance aircraft. Its most unusual feature was that it was powered by a combination of piston engines and turbojets, the latter being in the rear of the engine nacelles.
Posted Jan 22, 2013 18:35 by Pepe Rezende
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Kawasaki Chief Designer, Takeo Doi, had a design of his own for a high-speed fighter. His concept incorporated a number of novel features which were perceived as rather unorthodox in comparison to other more conventional types. First;it had two Kawasaki Ha-40 engines in tandem; one in the aircraft nose, theother behind the cockpit, both being connected by a drive shaft. This combination (called the Kawasaki Ha-201) drove two, three-bladed,contra-rotating propellers. The second feature was the use of the wing surface as a radiator for the water-cooled engines.
Posted Dec 26, 2012 10:21 by Pepe Rezende