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  1. Breaking News : Lippisch P-13 confirmed !!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Three examples of bomb payload : 8 x SC 50, 2 x SC 500 and 1 x SC 1000.
  5. Another example : 56th FG, Boxted.
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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)
  10. 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...).
  11. 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
  12. It is the flare gun port.
  13. 44-72203 "Sweet and Lovely" (WZ-S) of Lt Thain had a red antenna. Unfortunately, I didn’t find colour photographs of "Big Beautiful Belle" showing its antenna mast.
  14. @Ouky1991 : Thanks for your skins. No anti-slip stripe on the original ww2 "Big Beautiful Doll". And a dark (red ?) antenna mast.
  15. Hi all, Some variations in size and number of lines for these markings as said by Spektre. Always low angle 23.0 high angle 63.0. stenciled in yellow. The Hamilton standard logo is often visible but not systematically. According to Fündekals, rear face of the blades could have some small markings too. More info here : http://www.fundekals.com/images/P-51_Stencil/P-51_Stencil_Inst_Final_rev09-2015.pdf So far, I didn’t find a ww2 photograph confirming this. I already upgraded the propeller stencils and markings for the screenshots of my wip "Detroit Miss" P-51 (you can find somewhere in the thread "P-51 jet killers suggestions" if interested). The propellers (and the wheels ) are not on the "main" skin.The .dds file, originally in 1024 x 1024, is located in p51d15/textures encrypted in planes7.gtp and need to be resized in 2048 x2048 to improve it and needs mods to be enabled.
  16. Mixing the default "blank" skin with some parts of B7-U of 374th FS (yellow nose after removing its "ace of spades" motif), D-Day stripes, black bands of IV-Z of 369th FS and adding spedific hand made markings 😊 The same for the alpha layer.
  17. Six weeks ago, on the Skins and tempaltes forum, Viks was asking for infos about this P-38. Unfortunately, this nice Lightning is not in the list of the official skins. So, maybe I can try to make it, while waiting for the template ? Here is a very early wip screenshot of "Butch II", a P-38 of 392nd FS, 367th FG, 9th AF, flown by Capt. Horace M. Hartwig, end of 1944... I will add "Regina", "Carolina"and serial number (423587). Still looking for codes (H5 - ?)... Any help, please ?
  18. Excellent, as usually. You are the boss of the alpha layer !! (The "Ta 152" screenshots only need a blown canopy😑).
  19. On this video, at 5'35" (Lt. J. W. Kavanaugh flying "Missouri Banshee"), is it a belly landed P-51D ??
  20. Originally applied during a shuttle-bombing escort mission and seen also on Ole V, this legend in Cyrillic translates as "Major Vazh Hovde", the name of the pilot’s father who was of Russian origin. (source : the old Mustang Aces of Eight Air Force by Jerry Scutts, Osprey). Edit : the profile above and more infos on Colonel Billy Hovde in this thread https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/new-book-illustrations-355th-fg-tfw.12629/
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