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  1. On USAAF national insignias, red outline was in use for a short period of time during Summer 43, from 29 June to 14 August.

    On the photograph above, trees have already lost their leaves.

    I should say the stars outlines are overpainted  with dark blue.😎


    (But a red outline would be nice too 🤠)

  2. 11 hours ago, SARFlytitus said:


    "LIBERTY BELLE" is still waiting for its pilot ...

    Anyone know him?  


    Two pilots of this P-47D-2-RA HV*N were Lt Samuel D Hamilton, Tutwiler, MS. and Joseph R Curtis, Houston, TX

    This plane was lost in combat on 03/15/1944 near Quakenbrück, Germany (MACR 3052), flown by John Kozey Jr. who baled out and became prisoner of war.


    Note the stenciled code letters and overpainted white rudder band ;) 

    On the color photograph, the artwork is still unfinished with "Liberty Belle" letters only chalked.



    http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/56th-fighter-group/ (highly recommended)


    (Edited  with more infos found in the book "Zemke's Wolfpack") :

    A closer view of "Liberty Belle" with Lt Curtis sitting on the wing with his crew : Staff Sergeant Anthony Rosati (crew chief) and

    Staff Sergeant John Coble (Assistant).




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  3. Hi SARFlytus,


    may your friend rest in peace.


    41-6268 UN*P was a P-47C-2-RE originally assigned to Major Lucian A. "Pete" Dade, Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

    It was reassigned to Lieutenant Janson on Dade 's transfer to the 62nd FS and lost on 8 October 1943

    when Lt. Dover C. Fleming Jr was KIA, being downed by enemy fighters near Amsterdam.



    On this photograph, taken in January 1945 for the celebration of the second anniversary of the 56th arriving

    in the ETO as well as its 800 confirmed victories, Dade is third from right.




    Source : Zemke's Wolfpack - A Photographic Odyssey Of The 56th Fighter Group During WWII, by Nigel Julian and Peter Randall,

    published in 2015 by Fighting High Ltd.


    Highly recommended !!👍

  4. On 7/23/2020 at 9:35 PM, szelljr said:

    ...ehhh,  after 15 skins i find this problem on template.😐.   


    Hi szelljr,

    on the skin, just clone this part as seen on the screenshot (a crop of the template with wireframe) below :




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    no, it is specific to Razorback.

    For the Bubbletop, the texture of the tire, although of a little bit smaller size, is located on the skin. So, every Bubbletop skin (and Bubbletop only) can have different tires : default diamond tread, cross tread, "zig-zag" and so on...


    Some examples IRL :


    FC3BFD00-F0B9-4A02-BABA-80C422F4AF55.thumb.jpeg.6becb202b76eeca42bb058b92cb0a8eb.jpeg FA058333-0238-41B6-81B1-83ADCC2F015F.thumb.jpeg.08e0c7aafac583745c0f3d5e76404df5.jpeg 6354F771-A296-493F-A1AF-36F22AC3E8A2.thumb.jpeg.578ff3b2a9d674f659c0112a9132be96.jpeg




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  6. 10 hours ago, [Pb]Slegawsky_VR said:

    Does the template include prop and hub? Blades missing stencils and weathering for some reason.

    The propeller blades are not located on the template but in p47d22-1.dds, an hidden file encrypted in Planes5.gtp.

    Different models were used on P-47s. Our D-22 had Hamilton Standard Hydromatic propellers with specific « horizontal » markings. 





    I modified it as a mod :





    (once mods enabled, just create a folder named Textures in graphics\P47D22 and unzip the modified p47d22_1.dds file in : 1C Game Studios\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Moscow\data\graphics\Planes\P47D22\Textures).

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  7. On 7/8/2020 at 5:56 PM, sevenless said:

    Some 30ish years ago I had a plastic kit of this baby. Would be fantastic if one of you kind souls could make a skin for "Little Chief".

    Not exactly "your" HV*V. But a "Little Chief" anyway ;) HV*S, a P-47D-15-RE 42-75658, also flown by Lt. Frank Klibbe of the 61st F.S. (WIP)

    Should be easier with the template.

    Please, Jason...





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  8. 12 hours ago, 6FG_Big_Al said:

    Will you share that with us? 😄

    Thank you for your interest. Here is a link to a .rar including two files.


    - a skin of a generic "sort of" Mk. I (from ICDP's template),

    - and the .psd layer  to add to the original alpha, making guns (more or less) transparent. 

    (On the generic skin, red tapes covering the eight 0.303 guns are unfinished and, of course, wings bulges of Hispanos 20 mm, fishtail exhausts and  Rotol propeller and spinner are not modified.)


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