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Douglas Robert Steuart Bader was born in 1910, joined the RAF in 1928 as an Officer Cadet, he was commissioned as a pilot on July 26, 1930 into No. 23 Squadron. While performing low level aerobatics his aircraft crashed resulting in the loss of both legs. With a new pair of artificial legs he managed to regain most of his abilities including flying and in 1939 with the onset of WWII he was allowed to rejoin the RAF No. 19 Squadron. His next unit was No. 222 Squadron and then at the end of June 1940 he was posted as Squadron Leader with No. 242 Canadian Squadron. During the Battle of Britain Bader flew Hawker Hurricanes. In 1941 he was promoted to Wing Commander and began flying Spitfires. Bader flew a Va variant while others flew the Vb variant because he felt the 8 .303 machine guns on the Va were more effective. This skin is intended as a tribute and can not obviously be called 'historical' because of the model variation (cannons and a sharper spinner than Bader's Mk VA) On August 9, 1941 while flying this machine W3185 “D-B” Bader had to bail out over France and lost his right artificial leg. General Adolf Galland treated him with respect and assured the RAF that it would be safe for a new replacement leg to be parachuted into France. He spent 4 years as a POW and after a couple of escape attempts he was transferred to the “escape proof” Colditz Castle on 18 August 1942 where he remained until the 15 April 1945. He is credited with 22 kills and 6 probables. 

Douglas Bader died from a heart attack in 1982 at age 72.

Among his many awards he was 

knighted in 1976.

 


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The skin is in 4K resolution and, once again, many thanks to @ICDP for the brilliant template.


I have tweaked the Alpha file to reduce the shine on the paintjob.


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Jan Eugeniusz Ludwig Zumbach (14 April 1915, Ursynów, Congress Poland, Russian Empire – 3 January 1986, France) was a Polish fighter pilot who became an ace and squadron commander during the Second World War. 

Zumbach became one of the first Allied pilots to engage in combat with a German Focke-Wulf Fw 190, which he damaged; in return, his aircraft was damaged by a "single radial-engined fighter" on 13 October 1941. In December 1941, Zumbach was posted to 58 OTU, and in March 1942 to the now famous 303 Sqn as a flight commander. In May, he was promoted to Squadron Leader and took command of the squadron, a post he held from 19 May 1942 until 30 November 1943.

During this period, Zumbach flew three Supermarine Spitfire VBs, carrying the serial numbers BM144, EP594 and EN951, which is the machine represented here. All these aircraft carried the same code, RF-D, "RF" being the squadron code for 303 Sqn and "D" the individual aircraft code. All three aircraft carried a cartoon of Donald Duck on the port side of the fuselage, slightly forward of the cockpit, the last one (this one) being larger and more detailed than the previous two. 

On 30 January 1945, Zumbach was posted to HQ, No. 84 Group. While flying an Auster that was used to visit units under the Group's command, he made a navigational error and ran out of fuel. He force-landed in enemy territory and spent the final month of the war as a prisoner of war.

Zumbach's final victory tally was 12 (and 2 shared) confirmed kills, five probables and one damaged.

This skin is the same machine as the 'Zumbach' in - game skin but is in 4K resolution and has redone detail coupled with a slightly less glossy finish.

 

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Yet again, many many thanks to @ICDP for the brilliant template.

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Beautiful skins,

 

thanks for the work put into them, (and others!)

 

Cheers

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Supermarine Spitfire MkVB RF-K BL670


Pilot Wojciech Kolaczkowski, Northolt, early 1942. His signature can be see on the engine cowling and his girlfriend's name was added to the serial.


This machine was donated by Ever Ready Battery Company.


It served with 303 Sqn in 1942-1943.


 


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Heads up to @ICDP for the Template!


(I promise to get around to doing one as soon as!!)


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The wonderful Spitfire a wonderful and beautiful leady, fine, gentle, easy to fly but very Dangerous to the enemy.

Thanks for all your work.  :salute: 

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Hi Raptor,

I requested some help here:

 

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/30731-spit-request/

 

FU-C was flown by Colin 'Rusty' Leith, and in this particular bird he downed two Bf-110s over the channel in the one mission.

 

FU-F was flown by SqnLdr John Ratten. He was originally born in my home state of Tasmania.

 

It would be greatly appreciated if you could do them.

 

Cheers,

Smouch.

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@Smouch

 Leave it with me, I've a couple of things on at the moment but I'll give em the once over and see what I can do okay? ;)

I've found the MkIX but Rusty's mount is pretty much impossible to find as far as I can see. You got any more info on it? Any contributions gratefully received, all for the greater good!

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Thanks Raptor,

 

When you can thanks mate :)

 

Here are couple of shots of a model that I built done with the code and serial numbers.

 

I'll p.m you a link that was given to me with all the information on pretty much every Spit ever built, which squadron they were sent to and what happened to them.

 

Once again thanks

 

:salute:

 

Smouch

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That's cool. As long as I can clock the numbers and there aren't any 'personals' on it then I'm happy if you're happy!

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REQUEST SKIN


Based on the Spitfire MkIX flown by Squadron Leader John Richard Ratten


No. 453 RAAF Squadron


 


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NB The info picked up states that this plane was used in 1943 but conflicting info states that the Squadron didn't use the MkIX variant until 1944.


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Heads up to @ICDP for the Template!


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Ha! Ha! Thanks for that, I was trying to do about three different things all at the same bloody time!! I'll get onto it right away!!

 

... There, DONE!! Thanks again for the heads - up! :salute:

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A pleasure. I shall put them all somewhere safe!  ;)

(the thousand thankyous, that is!)

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Spitfire MkVB FU-C BM243 was flown by Colin 'Rusty' Leith.


In this particular bird he downed two Bf-110s over the channel in one single mission.


The only visual reference I have to this machine is from a model, pictures of which were provided by the person who requested her.


Leith was, however, definitely a fellow pilot of Sqn Ldr John Ratten who's machine is represented above.


No.453 Squadron went through two incarnations during the War, first as a short - lived fighter squadron swept up in the Japanese invasions of Malaya, Sumatra and Java,


and secondly as a fighter squadron based in Britain.


 


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Drem, Scotland. C. 1942-06. Group portrait of pilots of No. 453 (Spitfire) Squadron RAAF, based at an RAF Station. Left to right: 403278 Sergeant (Sgt) B. T. Nossiter; 407747 Pilot Officer J. Barrien; 405252 Sgt W. W. Waldron;


405111 Flight Lieutenant J. R. Ratten403319 Sgt Clemesha; 401543 Sgt G. J. Stansfield; 411790 Sgt C. R. Leith.


 


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Heads up to @ICDP for the Template!

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These new skins are terrific.I 've thought the 777 skins were just ok...these new beautifully done skins are a welcome addition! many thanks! :salute:

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Thank you for your work Raptor,

 

For anyone interested 453's story can be read in John Bennett's Defeat To Victory. And "Rusty" Lieth's story can be read in Duty Done.

 

Thanks again :)

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Based on Al Deere's Mk1 Spitfire


 


 


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Skin can be downloaded HERE


 


Thankyou thankyou thankyou to @ICDP for the Template!


 


NB The skin has been updated to it's correct livery of half - black underside (as have the screenshots)


so if you have downloaded then please re - download for the correct version. 


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Hi ,the undersides is "black-white" for this plane.

Good call! I completely forgot about that. Thanks. 

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Good call! I completely forgot about that. Thanks. You finished that lovely Warhawk yet?

What Warhawk??  :huh: i am confuzed now lol...

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What Warhawk??  :huh: i am confuzed now lol...

Sorry, COMPLETELY confused! Forget the Warhawk comment but thanks anyway!

Thanks Raptor!

 

Beautiful!!!

Smink, I'm just 'touching this Spit up so you'll need to 'redownload' it. Should be up in a couple of hours mate, okay?

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Hello everyone!

 

I hope these three skins are close enough to historicity and they like you.

The Greek Spitfire, unfortunately, lacks the anti-sand filter ...

 

Good fun!

 

 

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Ciao a tutti!

 

Spero che queste tre skins si avvicinino abbastanza alla storicità e che vi piacciano.

Lo Spitfire greco manca, purtroppo, del filtro anti sabbia...

 

Buon divertimento!

 

 

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Γεια σε όλους!

 

Ελπίζω ότι αυτά τα τρία δέρματα είναι αρκετά κοντά στην ιστορικότητα και σας αρέσουν.

Το ελληνικό Spitfire, δυστυχώς, δεν διαθέτει το φίλτρο άμμου ...

 

Διασκεδάστε!

 

 

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Download:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rj883xrbmlpla89/SpitfireMkVb_Greek.dds?dl=0

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xtzxck0h141hhrv/SpitfireMkVb_Poland%20JHH.dds?dl=0

 

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Thinking of finishing this one off... a tribute to the Prototype Spitfire Mk1. Obviously NOT the prototype, just a homage is all. What d'you reckon? Finish it?...

 

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Of course you should finish it! Really pretty colour, and would be excellent for high altitude or over-water combat.

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Hmmmm cheers for the feedback. I'll get on with it then. I just gotta finetune the aluminium nose cowl and stuff...

@Stlg13/Sgt_Schultz

 

Yeah, it's loosely known as 'Seaplane Blue'. See the picture.

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