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  1. On this video, at 5'35" (Lt. J. W. Kavanaugh flying "Missouri Banshee"), is it a belly landed P-51D ??
  2. 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/
  3. Animation created by Sergio Pasquali found on the great Hawker Tempest page : www.hawkertempest.se (my apologies if already mentioned)
  4. No hints but some interesting hidden message anyway...
  5. My first Se 5a skin : "B 525" of Leutnant Arthur Rhys Davids, DSO, MC and Bar. Born in 1897, he was N° 56 Sqn fourth ranking ace with 27 victories. He shot down Werner Voss of Jasta 10 flying Fokker Dr.1 after an epic dogfight on 23 September 1917. Killed in action on 27 October 1917, aged 20, chasing a group of Albatros. Download link : https://www.mediafire.com/file/2xoqwv3uwpadtpq/Se5a_RhysDavids.rar/file Edited : Corrected Royal Flying Corps badge on the screenshot. No "R.A.F." in 1917 !
  6. Hi, default key is : Left Alt + F
  7. Thanks KpgQuop, Skin folder path : ...\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Moscow\data\graphics\skins\BristolF2BF2
  8. A Bristol F.2B of 159 Sqn RAF. Italy, Summer 1918 from my personal archives with large red sections on upper wing (repairs ?). Flown by Captain Sydney Dalrymple, DFC (Observer : 2nd Lt Beagle). (The shape of the "8" on D-8084 is not correct yet and, unfortunately, "Aero Cord Tyre" marking on wheel is mirrored and only readable from port side). https://www.mediafire.com/file/8pme0wgztkgm4nc/F2b_159Sqn.rar/file
  9. A "Low Vis camo" F2;b fighter of 39 (Home defense) Sqn. in 1918. WIP, patiently waiting for the release of the official template. Edit : New improved Screenshot and wip skin link : https://www.mediafire.com/file/h1kns8dlyu9o1n2/Bristol_F2b_2bleu_57Sqn.rar/file
  10. Me too 👨‍🦳 It was the day of my 16th birthday. A wonderful and unforgetable gift !
  11. Uffz. Karl Börner claimed a "Defiant" (more probably a Spitfire, his first and only known kill) over the North Sea (north-west of Dunkirk) on 25/07/1942. A picture of his "gelbe 8" (RC + TH) under camouflage netting, photographed at Moorsele before the crash landing on 21/08/1942, when he was injured :
  12. @Flowbee_603 About your nice "Yellow 8" skin : a "ghost" Werk Nummer remained under the port wing, near the landing gear cover.
  13. It is possible (and relatively easy) as seen on this Screenshot of the default skin of the Bf 109E7. You only have to edit "name_of_plane"_blr.dds file encrypted in planes.gtp, planes2.gtp,...and copy it in data/graphics/Planes/"name_of__plane"/Textures (with mods allowed). However, no offense, but where did you see white tips on propellers of german planes ?
  14. Two photographs more : - Light color under the nose and on the front wheel cover. - Puttied joint stripe on the new nose and fuselage junction. - Very weathered and greyish Balkenkreuz. - No yellow B4 octane triangle on fuselage side.
  15. Congratulations for this skin, Ouky ! Some infos about this hybrid Me 262A1a/U3 from III.EJG 2 / Aufklärungskommando Me 262. (Source : Luftwaffe over Czech Territory - 1945, Volume IV : Messerschmitt Me 262 Production & Arado Ar 234 Final Operations by Brown, Poruba and Vladar, published by JaPo in 2012). Me 262 A1-a/U3, W.Nr. 500xxx "White 34" was found abandoned by U.S. troops on the edge of an highway serving briefly for Me 262 operations near Brunnthal, Bavaria. This originally reconnaissance Me 262 suffered damages during pilot training and was repaired, including parts from other aircraft : the nose section with cameras and bulges was removed and replaced by a standard 4-30mm gun model with a different camo. Unpainted areas under the removed nose bulges appear near the number 34. New uncamouflaged wings (natural metal and filler, without Balkenkreuz) and both engines and their nacelles came from different sources too. Many more photographs in the above mentioned book, one of the best of this incredibly detailed and well documented serie !
  16. Hi Tom_Weiss, I hope this will help you for your promising Avia S-92 : https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Me-262/Messerschmitt-Me-262/pages/Avia-S-92-Schwalbe-Micky-Mouse-V36-Czechoslovak-Air-Force-1947-0A.html
  17. Hi Flowbee, thanks for your skin. It remembers me one I made for the first IL-2 more than fifteen year ago. This 262 is "Yellow 3" (W.Nr. 170032) from III./KG (J) 54 found abandonned at München-Riem. When, during the very late stages of the war, this bomber unit (Totenkopf Keschwader) switched to fighter role, tactical markings B3+xx and diagonal band (yellow for the third group) were overpainted and blue and white Reichverteidigung band and yellow numbers added. Front cowlings of Jumo engines were probably not white but left in natural metal. The contrasted pattern on the fin was frequently seen on Me 262s of Kommando Nowotny.
  18. For test purpose only, exploring the excellent ICDP Template.
  19. Thanks your for the animation of canopy jettison lever on Me 262 in the just released version 3.101b 👍 IMO however, when this lever is activated before bail out, the rear part of the canopy should be ejected together with the mobile hinged part. This Me 262 captured by an US gun camera is spinning to the ground, its pilot (Schallmoser ? I am not sure ) has already parachuted. The central and rear parts of the canopy are not visible.
  20. Hi all, 3D model and official skins of Me 262 are amazing but I noticed a small problem on external view : the two holes on the rear part of the cockpit look very blurred. And the hatch located just under these holes is round, looking different from inside wiew : I modified me262a_1.dds to correct this "bug"and added some details. Just copy the modded file (link below) in IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Moscow\data\graphics\Planes\Me262A\Textures http://www.mediafire.com/file/glrtb79b7c55qwp/me262a_1.dds/file (Mods need to be enabled)
  21. Yes, please! Firing R4Ms ? And bombs ? Many thanks.
  22. A favorable sign ? 😁
  23. Hi Spektre, another view of the crash landed Messerschmitt. I hope this helps you. Source : Luftwaffe Gallery n°3 by Erik Mombeeck, with profiles by Thierry Dekker . (Highly recommanded serie !!). Btw, I'm not sure your two photographs of your post show the same plane seen at two different dates : the camo pattern is not exactly the same and the second Gruppe horizontal bar is slightly higher on the crash landed Bf 109 F (notice the lift holes). According to Jochen Prien (Die Jagdfliegerverbände der Deutschen Luftwaffe, Teil 6/II - "Unternehmen "Barbarossa"), the first Friedrich is "weisse 4" of 4./JG 54, flown by Obfw. Max Stotz.
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