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  1. In the viewer too. For an unknown reason (to me ), only on some P-51D skins, there is an "interference" on the wings upper surfaces with the internal structures (p51d15na_2.dds). 1) no graphic bug with "Lollipoop" : 2) graphic bug with B7-U of 361st Fighter Group : 3) Internals seen through a "transparent skin" (any skin with a pure black alpha layer) : Maybe can we hope soon an hotfix patch from the developers ?
  2. @Bo_Nidle thanks for the fix of this graphic bug. It worked for me too. By the way, searching in the .gtp files, I found some interestings files confirming the drop tanks are coming, as recently announced by Jason ! U.S. 75 and 108 Gallon and Luftwaffe 300 l. drop tanks skins below:
  3. I don’t know if this info could help you : I found on americanairmuseum.com three photographs showing a mixed formation of seven P-51 B and D from 356th FS, 354th FG, Ninth AIr Force, five of them with invasion stripes. http://www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/55 "P-51D AJ-V is sandwiched between P-51B's AJ-E 'Bo-Yo' and AJ-D. 356FS, 354FG, 9AF" :
  4. Me 410 V-18 (W. Nr. 10115, TF+ED) sent to E-Stelle Tarnewitz between 1-14 October 1943 for trials with 2 MK 103. (Source : "Me210/Me410 Hornisse An Illustrated Production History" by Petrick & Stocker, Midland 2007).
  5. Date: 19-MAY-1940 Time: 10:45 LT Type: Fairey Battle Mk I Owner/operator: 12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF) Registration: L5538 C/n / msn: Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3 Other fatalities: 0 Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: Horn Wood in Ménil-Lépinois, North-East of Warmeriville, Ardennes - France Phase: Combat Nature: Military Departure airport: Echemines, France Destination airport: Echemines, France Narrative:Fairey Battle Mk.I L5538 (PH-A) 12 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) when lost (failed to return) from combat operations on 19 May 1940. Of the three crew, one was unhurt, one was injured, and one died from injuries sustained. According to the official Air Ministry file on the incident (File AIR 81/434): "Battle L5538 crashed at Epernay, France, 19 May 1940. Sergeant B C Long, uninjured. Leading Aircraftman T O Burgess, injured. Pilot Officer J J McElligott, report of death from injuries". Fairey Battle L5538 was one of five aircraft from 12 Squadron airborne at 10:16 hours from Echemines to bomb targets at various locations (Operation "Hannogne"). Attacked by six Bf 109s from 4./JG 52 near St-Fergeux, Ardennes, 12 km West-North-West of Rethel, France, so the pilot decided to get rid of his bomb load, and return to his base, but crashed into a wood, possibly at Horn Wood in Ménil-Lépinois, North-East of Warmeriville, Ardennes, some distance from where the attack took place. Pilot Officer McElligott died from his wounds. LAC Burgess claims to have destroyed a Bf 109, despite serious wounds to his arms and legs. Two 12 Squadron Fairey Battles were lost in Operation "Hannogne" - L5538 and N2178 Crew of Battle L5538: Pilot Officer (Pilot) James Joseph "Jimmy" McElligott, RAF 40630, aged 24, died of wounds/injuries sustained 19/05/1940, buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France Sgt B.C.Long (Observer) - survived uninjured LAC V.C.Burgess (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) - Injured in the crash Source : https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/227546
  6. @ICDP : The skins and the normalmap are available but I cannot download the template. Thanks in advance
  7. L’effet métal est un peu juste. Travaille encore ta couche alpha. Par contre le bump mapping est une réussite ! Et j’allais oublier : Merci pour tes vœux et bonne année 2020 à toi ainsi qu’à tous les membres de ce forum 🎉
  8. You are right, but Viermots would be amazing... Look at this 3D model of an incoming large scale plastic model !
  9. Two different Yellow 6s of III./JG 54, both flown (at different dates) by Fw. Fritz Ungar, the second was belly landed on 6th March 1944.
  10. I agree with PatCartier : look at this better scan of the only known (by me) photograph of this Bf 109 G-6 flown by Oblt. Wilhelm Schilling, Staffel Kapitän of 9./JG 54, Ludwiglust, lost on 10th or 20th February 1944. W.Nr. 440141 according to Forsyth & Creek in the old "Defending the Reich" (Vol. 5 - Section 1of the Luftwaffe Colours serie. And "probably" W.Nr. 27068 according to the more recent Luftwaffe Gallery "JG 54 Special Album" by Mombeeck & Goralcyk.
  11. I agree with Finkeren and soarfeat : well done raaaid ! By the way, interesting to see when reactions/upvotes are telling a lot of a person's true character...
  12. Breaking News : Lippisch P-13 confirmed !!
  13. Answer maybe found in P-51-D-5 pilot's flight operating instructions : "All airplanes equipped with 85 gallon fuselage fuel tanks may be identified by a white plus (+) sign painted below the serial number on the left hand side of the fuselage." (Actually, not really a white cross on my examples…). End of the off-topic.
  14. Hi all, do you know what means the « + » frequently seen beside this factory stencil ? (And also on some P-38s and P-47s). Related to fuel load ? Thanks.
  15. Three examples of bomb payload : 8 x SC 50, 2 x SC 500 and 1 x SC 1000.
  16. Another example : 56th FG, Boxted.
  17. Does Luftwaffe planes not (yet ?) included in game count ? If so, please, find below, some German aircraft with their official and/popular nicknames : Arado Ar 234 "Blitz", Dornier Do 17, fliegende Bleistift, Focke-Wulf Fw 44 "Stieglitz", Focke-Wulf Fw 189 "Eule" , fliegende Augen, Focke-Wulf Ta 152 "Moskito", Heinkel He 162 "Salamander", Heinkel He 219 "Uhu", Messerschmitt Bf 108 "Taifun", Messerschmitt Me 163 "Komet", Messerschmitt Me 323 "Gigant"; "Leucoplast Bomber", ...and many more...
  18. This is an early version of the VDM logo (usually triangular as seen in game on official Bf 110s skins). Full text is : VEREINIGTE DEUTSCHE METALLWERK A.-G. HAMBURG- ALTONA I made my own approximative version sometimes ago (using Arial font, not totally accurate) but the problem is the propeller blades are very small on the He 111 template, even if 4K resized and when applied on it the logo looks like a white spot
  19. Hi, this plate can be painted as you like on the skin with slight modifications on the alpha layer. If you want you can even remove the holes, as seen on some P-51s.
  20. Trouvé sur internet ! 9 - Top hat and cane : mission de chasseur d’escorte. (la source ci-dessous, en spoiler pour respecter les règles du forum)
  21. Bonjour, de mémoire, les parapluies symbolisent des missions d'escorte (cover) et les balais représentent des missions sweeps, attaque au sol de cibles d'opportunité. Exemple réel : California Cutie (dont ICDP nous propose une skin magnifique) (j’ignore la signification des hauts de forme ? Mais ça doit pouvoir se trouver...).
  22. US-W (EJ536), another Tempest flown by Flt Lt Clostermann from 31/03 to 05/04/1945 while serving in No 56 Sqn : Download here
  23. It is the flare gun port.
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