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Supermarine Spitfire MkXIV

Sq Ldr Walter 'Jesse' Hibbert DFC - 273 Sq SEAC, Vietnam, November 1945

SEAC stands for South East Asia Command. By the end of the war, Hibbert had exceeded the five kills required to qualify as a wartime ace and in peacetime he led a formation of Gloster Meteor jets in a flypast over the Buckingham Palace balcony for the Queen’s coronation.

 

 

 

The skin, should you want it, can be downloaded on HSD

The link to this fine product can be found if you click on my signature below.

Big up to @ICDPfor the template prep, solid as ever!!

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Cybermat47
26 minutes ago, Raptorattacker said:

At the time Vietnam was called Saigon


Saigon is a city in Vietnam, now officially known as Ho Chi Minh City. From what I can find, Vietnam has had many names, but Saigon isn’t one.

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352nd_Hoss

Nice skin and video, how many takes did you do before you nailed that landing?

I've got to go check the skin down loader now.

 

Cheers

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5 hours ago, [Pb]Cybermat47 said:


Saigon is a city in Vietnam, now officially known as Ho Chi Minh City. From what I can find, Vietnam has had many names, but Saigon isn’t one.

Vietnam was then a part of a greater country than today, called Indochine (Indochina). Indochina has three country in one, with the kingdoms of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Saïgon was a major city at that time of the south kingdom of Vietnam.

 

The capital city of Indochina was Hanoï

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9 hours ago, Cybermat47 said:

Saigon is a city in Vietnam, now officially known as Ho Chi Minh City.

Yep, I was VERY rushed when I wrote that and it's been a HELLuva hectic few days right here. I'm more than aware of the names and such... I have a friend who spends a LOT of time over there so I should!! Thanks for pointing it out though and to DN308 for the brief history!

One of our most prized possessions is this, it HAS been drunk from over the years and is ceremoniously topped-up and re-sealed!! The bottle is/was a saline drip bottle from days gone by. Unpleasant but true!!

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LeLv30_Redwing

It's a raptor he attacked. It keeps his skin soft and mood steady 🙂

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22 minutes ago, co199 said:

Rap...what is that? And why are you drinking it?

It's two Geckos, together with various items such as ginseng and spices in some sort of clear alcohol. It's since been topped up with various others and god knows what it was originally (although there's still quite a bit in there!). As I type, I've had it for, ooh, 30 years? It came from the uber-resourceful people of some remote part of what was the Ho Chi Minh trail and was bought by one of my closest friends Shaun, together with a 'cobbled-up' Zippo lighter made up of part original (found in the jungle) and part hammered together parts. Over the years we've gone into the bottle and sipped from it (not gulped!!) at various times (such as children reaching drinking-age and such!!) and then topped it up (with vodka, tequila etc.) and re-sealed it. I tell you what, our kids KNOW what drinking is all about after that AND they've never forgotten!!! ;)

Anyway, that's a potted history. I hope that clears it up?

Oh, and here's the Zippo. The only piece that's definitely original is the actual base of the lighter, everything else was made by someone else in a tiny village in unbearable humidity and with admirable resourcefulness!!

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Rap

 

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9 hours ago, 352nd_Hoss said:

how many takes did you do before you nailed that landing?

I've only flown the thing about 3 times and that was my first landing!! I might not be very good at a lot of things in this game but I AM good at landing the things, which is (apparently) a good thing!!

:thank_you:

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22 hours ago, Raptorattacker said:

SEAC stands for South East Asia Command

 

A joke in the US during the war was that it stood for Saving England's Asian Colonies. 😄 

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12 hours ago, Raptorattacker said:

Yep, I was VERY rushed when I wrote that and it's been a HELLuva hectic few days right here. I'm more than aware of the names and such... I have a friend who spends a LOT of time over there so I should!! Thanks for pointing it out though and to DN308 for the brief history!

One of our most prized possessions is this, it HAS been drunk from over the years and is ceremoniously topped-up and re-sealed!! The bottle is/was a saline drip bottle from days gone by. Unpleasant but true!!

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Rap

:drinks:

When I was stationed in Japan, there was a bar right off base that had a snake in a jar of something. The owner told me it was 30+ years old and he would keep filling it with whatever. was not to bad , I had several shots from the jar. But you had to be nice to the bar tender or else she would bump the snake while dipping your shot, resulting in scales with your shot.

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Yankee_One

Outstanding skin!!

 

Love SEAC Spits!

 

Thank you for all!!😉

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10 hours ago, LukeFF said:

it stood for Saving England's Asian Colonies.

That's reasonable

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P-51 D Mustang

44-15152, QI-T 'Jersey Jerk'

flown by Major Donald Strait of the 361st FS, 356th FG USAAF out of RAF Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, England, 1945.

 

 

 

The skin is available on HSD, the link of which can be got if you click on my signature below!

Thanks @ICDP!

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Heliopause

Hello Raptorattacker,

Your 273 Sqn Spitfire skin Tan Son Nhut reminded me of an article in Flypast. I just had to dig it up 😀

I thought I post some of it here.

 

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On 5/1/2021 at 10:23 AM, Heliopause said:

Your 273 Sqn Spitfire skin Tan Son Nhut reminded me of an article in Flypast. I just had to dig it up

I came across that as well. It's pretty impressive innit? That's 'Jesse' Hibbert himself, WHAT a brilliant picture!!

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Supermarine Spitfire MkIX

'Hava Go Jo'

Based on a MkVIII flown by Flight Lieutenant Norman Albert Smithells

of 79 Sq. RAAF, Morotai, Indonesia 1945

 

 

 

The skin can be downloaded on HSD

which can be got if you click on my signature below.

Thanks to @ICDP!

 

 

 

 

Supermarine Spitfive XIVe
EBV (NH745) flown by Sqn. Ldr. Douglas Ian Benham (OBE, DFC, AFC) of 41 Sqn RAF. B78 Eindhoven, Holland January 1945
 

 

The skin can be downloaded from HSD

which can be got if you click on my signature below this post.

 

Thanks @ICDP

 
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SARFlytitus

Wow ! Another RAP-Tastic Skins !  Thanx for sharing !

 

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Spitfire LF MkXIVe

Originally with the bubble canopy, this is a version of the LF MkXIVe machine TZ198 code 2I-M

of 443 Sq RCAF based eventually at Uetersen in Germany in January of 1946.

 

 

The skin can be downloaded on HSD, the link of which is available by rolling over my signature below.

@ICDP thanks!!

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GAZ MM

"Mum!...   MUM!!...   I got TWO more!!"

 

 

 

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Yankee_One

Fantastic work Rap!

 

Outstanding skin! Thank you!!!

 

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Spitfire MkIXe

Based on a Spitfire MkIXc flown by Major Garth Jared, C/O of 309th FS, 31st FG in Italy from late 1943 to January 1944.

The pilot was killed on 18th April 1944 by AA when flying a P-51.

 

 

 

The skin can be downloaded on HSD, the link of which can be got by clicking on the 

link found in my signature below.

@ICDP... thanks!

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SE.VH_Boemundo
On 2/21/2019 at 11:24 AM, Raptorattacker said:

Bf 109 E7

3./ZG1 S9-FS

Eastern Front 1942

This is a 4k version of the one that's already in-game but hey, it's 4k and the in-game one isn't!!

 

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The skin, censored and uncensored, can be downloaded HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Raptor, can you provide .psd files of this beauty? I need to apply some changes. Please!

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3 hours ago, SE.VH_Boemundo said:

Hey Raptor, can you provide .psd files of this beauty? I need to apply some changes. Please!

Hmmm... provide you with the psd that I've spent hours customising to my specs? 🤔

Why not ask me to 'apply the changes' otherwise I might just as well give out my psd files for all the planes to everyone?

Not wishing (or intending) to sound 'above' or 'precious' but I'd be very reluctant to share any of my .psd's as I put a LOT of work into them.
As I say, I'd be happy to do it for you though. That's fair isn't it?

PM me and we can see what's to be done? I'd rather not discuss it 'in public'...

:)

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14 hours ago, Raptorattacker said:

Hmmm... provide you with the psd that I've spent hours customising to my specs? 🤔

Why not ask me to 'apply the changes' otherwise I might just as well give out my psd files for all the planes to everyone?

Not wishing (or intending) to sound 'above' or 'precious' but I'd be very reluctant to share any of my .psd's as I put a LOT of work into them.
As I say, I'd be happy to do it for you though. That's fair isn't it?

PM me and we can see what's to be done? I'd rather not discuss it 'in public'...

:)

 

Sending you a PM!

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On 5/24/2021 at 8:47 PM, Raptorattacker said:

Hmmm... provide you with the psd that I've spent hours customising to my specs? 🤔

Why not ask me to 'apply the changes' otherwise I might just as well give out my psd files for all the planes to everyone?

Not wishing (or intending) to sound 'above' or 'precious' but I'd be very reluctant to share any of my .psd's as I put a LOT of work into them.
As I say, I'd be happy to do it for you though. That's fair isn't it?

PM me and we can see what's to be done? I'd rather not discuss it 'in public'...

:)

 

Hello, Raptor. How to add identification on .dds. I can't send you image on PM, this is what appears on gimp: image.thumb.png.626b2c27458d5ed411931a344463cca4.png

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Hurricane Mk. 1

v7467 'LE-D'

Sqn. Ldr. Douglas Bader 242 Sq. RAF (Canadian)

RAF Coltishall - Battle of Britain - 1940

 

 

 

The skin can be downloaded on HSD

The link to HSD can be found by hovering over my signature nelow.

Special thanks to @ICDPfor the template, as ever!!

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Hey, check this video (and topic). It's a really good take on what can be, as we all know, a 'Marmite' subject!!

 

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Hawker Typhoon Mk1b

 

Hawker Typhoon Mk1b MP197 'MR U' of 245 Sq. RAF June 1945 and flown

by Flt. Lt. H. T. "Moose" Mossip RCAF until he was KIA and then later by Sq, Ldr. Zweigberk.

This skin IS in-game but this version of it has the custom artwork and the chequered fuselage band

of 245 Squadron.

It also has an entirely new sharkmouth plus custom weathering etc.

 

 

The skin can be got on HSD (link, hover over my Signature)

Huge appreciation to @ICDPfor his work on all our Templates!!

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Hawker Typhoon Mk1b

SW417 'MR X'-245 Sq. RAF

August 1945

 

 

As ever, the skin can be downloaded on HSD

Hover over my signature below to get it if you haven't got it!

@ICDPTa!!

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