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Today 6th of December it is our Independence Day and thus 103th anniversary here in Finland! 💪🍾

 

To honor that I'll start to release my massive project I've been working on several months by studying and by skinning. And learning. And fixing and reskinning. You know the drill...

 

Previously I've released a skin here other there, trying to be historic, and succeeding more or less. I've had good feedback that have pointed out several errors in skins and working methods also. Thank you guys and other skinners and especially you superstars who create these templates! ICDP, BlackHellHound and Kruger mostly, but not only.

 

I've skinned these as historic as possible. Exact versions are naturally a problem where some compromises had to be done, like in Hurricane. Of course some guesswork had to be done, but that is done after research and consultation. There may be some errors left, some debatable decisions, but more of that later in the subsections:

 

Update 10th December: added several generic skins as requsted.

 

NOTE:

GREEN = Released

YELLOW = Will be released soon

RED = Awaiting for the template

BLUE = In maintenance

 

NOTE2:

Please report any errors you see, I've had only couple of testers so there are easilly some mapping issues. Thanks to szelljr for pointing out some of those.

 

Messerschmitt Bf-109 G2 (10 skins + generic)

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Skins are here:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai1G8Nbf5lNHgpsPGSTk7-S98rOJUQ?e=ushoHB

 

And the story behind the planes & preview

 

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MT-201

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Werknummer 14718.

Flight time: 232.20h.

Air victories: 32½

Time: Summer '43.

User: Co of LLv 34 Major Eino Luukkanen was the most frequent flyer at the time.

Notes: The most successful individual aircraft of all the Bf-109's Finns had.

 

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MT-208

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Werknummer: 14743
Flight time: 119.05h
Air victories: 4
Time: July 1944, 3/HLeLv 28
User:Many
Notes: 10 Bf-109 G2's got the Finnish "Sotamaalaus". MT-208 got this during June '44.

 

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MT-212

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Werknummer: 14753
Flight time: 39.35h
Air victories: 3
Time: May '43 at Utti. 1/LLv34
Notable user: SGM Oiva Tuominen
Notes: Got debris from downed Pe-2 to propeller and had to force-land to Suomenlahti near Someri island.

 

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MT-213

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Werknummer: 14754
Flight time: 158h
Air victories: 10
Time: April 1944, 1/HLeLv 34 at Suulajärvi
User: SGM Ilmari Juutilainen (Later Ltn. Riihikallio after planes transfer to HLeLv 24)
Notes: This just a overpainted re-skin of a default Riihikallio skin made by BlackHellHound, so praises if any, towards that direction. I've just reskinned this to fix incorrectly colored insignias as they were darkened at this point. Also added some missing stencils and tuned the weathering. The point is not to compete with BHH, but to bring other version of MT-213 to game.

 

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MT-215

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Werknummer: 14783
Flight time: 52.30h
Air victories: 2
Time: May '43, 1/LLv34 at Malmi
User: MSG Eino Peltola
Notes: was destroyed 29th July 1943 when engine caught fire during the flight.

 

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MT-222

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Werknummer: 13528
Flight time: 84.45h
Air victories: 17
Time: May 1943 at Malmi
User: SGM Ilmari Juutilainen
Notes: The "Ace" was painted in the plane only for a day or so. It was overpainted immediately when Co. Major Luukkanen found out what mechanics had done. "We do not need to tell the enemy that who is flying the plane!". Another speciality about painting is the yellow band in the fuselage that is in different place than normal.

 

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MT-227

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Werknummer: 13736
Flight time: 113.30h
Air victories: 9
Time: June 1943, 2/LLv34 at Utti
User: MSG Niilo Erkinheimo
Notes: MT-227 has a grim history with the next one, MT-229. 17th of June 1944 MT-227 was shot down, pilot Ltn. Urho Sarjamo was killed. The plane fell through the clouds with one wing and cut through MT-229 fuselage. Mannerheim-Cross holder Ltn. Lauri Nissinen was killed in that plane.

 

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MT-229

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Werknummer: 13993
Flight time: 127.50h
Air victories: 14
Time: June '43, 3/LLv 34 at Utti
User: Ltn. Paavo Myllylä
Notes: See MT-227 story

 

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MT-230

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Werknummer: 14254
Flight time: 137.35h
Air victories: 2½
Time: July 1944, 2/HLeLv 28
User: Cpt. J.Puolakkainen
Notes:

 

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MT-231

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Werknummer: 10322
Flight time: 232.30h
Air victories: 7
Time: June '44, 1/HLeLv 24 at Lappeenranta
User: Ltn. Kai Metsola
Notes: Very rare paint. Topside just one-colored RLM 74. Engine-cowling's yellow topside was re-painted also.

 

 

Messerschmitt Bf-109 G6 Early (9 skins + generic)

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I have released and re-released these. Now I just collect them in the same place. Some small fixes are possible

 

Skins: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai1G8Nbf5lNHgppmiou96XyjxX6EvA?e=ihiS0z

 

And the stories and previews:

 

 MT-408, WNr. 411728. Used by 2/HLeLv 30 which was based on Malmi. Designated pilot 1st Lt. T.Kallio. Plane's fate was to crash on landing 24.7.1944. Flight time 64h 35min. No air victories


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MT-411, WNr. 410896. Also used by 2/HLeLv 30. Belonged to 2nd Lt M. Halme. Survived the war. Flight time 300h. No air victories. The yellow ring on the engine was overpainted from the top


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MT-415, WNr. 412105. Used by 3/HLeLv 34, Taipalsaari. Designted pilot was Msg K.Alikoski. However Major Eino Luukkanen (CO. of HLeLv 34)  used this particular plane with great success, scoring 16 air victories with MT-415. Total amount was 20 victories for MT-415. Survived the war and timed quite stunning amount of 591h 45mins of flight time. NOTE: real MT-415 had a tall tail and early heavily-framed canopy, but this was too interesting plane, so I chose to use G6 early model for it anyway The historic skin is nowadays published in G6 Late section

 

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MT-416, WNr. 411704, Used by 3/HHLeLv 34, pilot Msg A. Nuorala who scored 6/10 of MT-416's victories. It's war-path ended in 29.6.1944 when Nuorala landed on the soft part of the runway and MT-416 was flipped over. Later repaired and total flight time was 298h 50min.

 

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MT-423, WNr. 412122. Belonged to 1/HHLeLv 34, Msg. H.Leino. 4 different pilots scored one victory each with MT-423. 30th of June the other landing gear did not come out and Leino had to do forced landing. MT-423 did not make it to war anymore, but was repaired and total flight time was 306h 25min. It was decorated with the HLeLv 34's Eagle logo in the rudder. NOTE: real MT-423 had a tall tail and early heavily-framed canopy like MT-415. The historic skin is nowadays published in G6 Late section

 

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MT-437, WNr. 163627 Used by 3/HHLeLv 24, pilot Msg. L.Ahokas. 4 air victories, 2 scored by Sgt K.Keskinummi. Was damaged during air combat and was sent to repairs, but did not make it in time to fly in war anymore. Flight time 310h 30min. Was equipped with Trop air filter. Tail rudder has HLeLv 24's very rare "Lynx" logo.

 

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MT-453, WNr. 165274 Used by 1/HHLeLv 34, pilot Msg. O.Länsivaara. 5 air victories. Was equipped with 20mm gunpods. WO Antti Tani scored 3 IL-2's in one sortie with this plane. Survived the war. Flight time 300h. Was equipped with Trop air filter.

 

 

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MT-482, WNr. 165185 Belonged to 3/HHLeLv 34, pilot 1st Ltn. L.Lehtonen.  No air victories. Survived the war. Flight time 300h.  Was equipped with Trop air filter.
 

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MT-483, WNr. 710012 Used by 1/HHLeLv 24, pilot Cpt. A.Lassila.  No air victories with MT-483. Survived the war. Flight time 250h. She was actually G-8 without cameras, but still portrayed here as the model of the plane was correct.

 

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Messerschmitt Bf-109 G6 Late (9 skins + generic)

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The skins:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai1G8Nbf5lNHgp0CyZ9ztoOFIOLLWw?e=LjNQ0L

 

Previews and Stories:

 

MT-404:

The Only G'6 that got the "Sotamaalaus" (Finnish Warpaint). No actual reference exist, but the warpaint was quite well-documented so I wanted to do this for completedness's sake

 

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Werknummer: 411992
Flight time: 26.45
Air victories:4
Time: Summer 1944, 3/HLeLV 34
User: SGM Urho Lehtovaara
Cabin: Galland

 

 

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MT-405

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Werknummer: 411993
Flight time: 255.15
Air victories: 4
Time: Summer 1944
User: Ltn. Kyösti Karhila
Cabin: Galland
Notes:


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MT-415

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Werknummer: 412105
Flight time: 585.25
Air victories: 20
Time: June 1944, 3./HLeLV 34, Taipalsaari
User: Major E.Luukkanen
Cabin: Galland
Notes:


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MT-423

Although ICDP's default Finnish skin is great, but I needed to fix the color of the emblem, some stencils and add some pecularities like paint-scrathes on the right side above the Von Rosen emblem.

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Werknummer: 412122
Flight time: 301.00
Air victories:4
Time: July 1944, 1/HLeLV 34
User: MSG Hemmo Leino
Cabin: Galland
Notes:


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MT-426

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Flight time: 121.35
Air victories: 11
Time: June 1944, Taipalsaari,  1/HLeLV 34
User: SGM Ilmari Juutilainen
Cabin: Galland
Notes:


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MT-435

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Flight time: 258.35
Air victories: 3
Time: June 1944, 1/HLeLV 34
User: MSG Urho LEhto
Cabin: Erla-Haube
Notes:

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MT-449

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Werknummer: 164950
Flight time: 298.35
Air victories: 7
Time: June 1944, 2/HLeLv 24
User:Ltn. Olavi Puro
Cabin: Erla-Haube
Notes:


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MT-458

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Werknummer: 164991
Flight time: 112.40
Air victories: 8
Time: August 1944, 3/HLeLv 34
User: WO. Lasse Aaltonen
Cabin: Erla-Haube
Notes:


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MT-460

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Werknummer: 165001
Flight time: 205.50
Air victories: 12
Time:August 1944, 3/HLeLv 24, Lappeenranta
User:WO Emil Vesa
Cabin: Erla-Haube
Notes:

 

 

Douglas DC-2

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Douglas DC-2 "Hanssin-Jukka" during 1943.

 

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Actually a bit smaller DC-2, but he had way too interesting history, so I decided to paint him here regardless. He has his second "Sotamaalaus"

Built on California, and completed in January 1935. He served as a passenger plane for KLM by name "De Haan" (Rooster). At May 1935 he opened a new route Amsterdam-Frankfurt-Am-Main-Milano, Soon after that he was transferred to Amsterdam-Batavia (Jakarta) route, which was longest route at the time. He flew 5072 hours for the KLM.

 

Swedish count Carl Gustav von Rosen (son of Eric von Rosen, the man who donated the first plane to Finnish air Force in 1918, thus his family symbol was used FAF's national insignia) bought the plane, converted it to bomber configuration with two machine-guns and flew it to Finland to be used as a bomber in LLv44. He was here named as Hanssin-Jukka mistakenly after puukkojunkkari (~Knife-fighter, troblemaker) Anssin-Junkka.

 

He made his only bombing sortie 1st of March 1940, piloted by Von Rosen himself. Returning with only one engine he went to maintenance and Winter War ended.

During continuation was he was used in many roles. He supported General Lagus's troops during summer-autumn 1941, tranferred pilots and mechanics to Germany to fetch planes and training, evaquation flights and VIP flights. You could say he was "Air Force One" during that time. He flew until 1st of June 1955 with 7579 hrs of flight time.

 

Right after the war he was destined to be scrapped because of peace-terms, where Finns we not allowed to have any bomber planes (what is a better way to say that "Damn you Finns, you bomber force was WAY too effective" 😉), but he was saved as we managed to prove that he was a transport plane. in 1955 he was destined to be scrapped again, but luckily he was saved by Osmo Rantala (Ju-88 pilot during the war). He was a landmark in Hämeenlinna when he was used as a Cafe from 1959 to 1981. Once again destined to be scrapped in 1983, he was saved 3rd time by Guild of Karelian Wing and donated to Museum. Restoration was done during 2010-2011 and now he is on display at shopping centre Tuulonen (61° 6′ 21.66″ N, 24° 51′ 52.01″ E)

 

Download here:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai1G8Nbf5lNHgp0NafXn7Y5B2Xj8_Q?e=l85Mga

 

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Hurricane Mk. II (3 skins + generic)

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Finns had 13 Hurricanes during the Continuation War. 12 of those were Mk I and one was war-booty Mk IIA. I chose to skin those Mk. I's also just because Hurricane is such a nice plane to fly and I do not believe, we'll get Mk. I any time soon.

 

Update 7.12.2020, fixed the wing textures with cannon armament

 

The skins can be downloaded here:

 

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ai1G8Nbf5lNHgpxHHgVozBJlmQiLHA

 

The planes are

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HC-452 (Hurricane Mk. I):

2/LLv 26, Malmi, March 1943.

Flight time: 208.15h

 

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HC-454 (Hurricane Mk. I)

2/LLv 26, Malmi, March 1943.

Flight time: 165.55h

 

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HC-465 (Hurricane Mk. IIA)

RAF SN: Z2585

Flight hours: 18.40h

Notes: War-time skin was somewhat different, but I chose to use the skin that was used in 2014 Airshow in Malmi.

 

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I-16 (1 skin) awaiting 4k template

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Ju-88 (23 skins + 2 generics)

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This is definitely my biggest and proudest project here. 23 Ju-88's. It means that EVERY Ju-88 that arrived in Finland has been accounted for! Previously I released 8 Ju-88's and felt that they were successful and liked so I turned my nose back to books, historic forums, historic video material... I decided to skin as many Ju-88's I could find a reference about markings... In the end I was more successful that I had imagined; I had at least some sort of photo of almost every Ju-88 that arrived in Finland! From JK-251 to JK-273, excluding JK-263! JK-274 was also officially named, but she suffered engine malfunction 23.4.1944 above Riga and crashed taking the crew with him. Thus it was natural to leave JK-274 out.

 

JK-263 and JK-269 were a problem; I had only picture of JK-269 hull and none of JK-263. But educated guess suggests that JK-263 had "Yellow 5" in his tail as he inherited JK-268's place in the 3/LLv44. 3/LLv44 user yellow spinners, so I decided that I can go on with this information. JK-269 arrived to 4/LLv44 at the same day as JK-270, who received "White 2", so it is quite ok to assume JK-269 had "White 1" as no other plane had that number. Again the spinners were while donuts at that time so I thought that this will suffice.

 

Most Finnish JK's had the original german painting during their service. Every plane had german transfer codes painted to hull. Those and german markings were normally washed or sometimes overpainted; sometimes quite crudely. They are somewhat visible, and if possible, the same way overpainted as in the picture I've found. Of course I had to guess many times, but still. Underside markings were normally overpainted with white color. However several JK's got the official "Sotamaalaus" during bigger maintenance. I've preferred the Sotamaalaus as long as it war wartime paint (JK-263 and JK-252 were painted too late, so they are represented with old painting)

 

I'll most likely update these when 4k template arrives as these need 4k  bump-map

 

The skins are here:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai1G8Nbf5lNHgp1k1RUtlxhLT680KA?e=o0lZz7

 

And details about the planes:

 

JK-251    WNr 088 3880, transfer registration GB+YJ. 1/LLv44 had "laughing man" emblem in the nose, spinners were 1/3-blue-RLM70 and 1/3-RLM65-RLM70. Tactical RLM65 4 in tail. Destroyed 29.12.1943 when one engine stopped at start. 3/4 crew members were killed. Flight time 62h, 55min.

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JK-252    WNr 088 3878, transfer registration GB+YH. 1/LLv44 had "laughing man" emblem in the nose (reference photo is before the painting of it), spinners were 1/3-blue-RLM70 and 1/3-RLM65-RLM70. Tactical RLM65 2 in tail. Was damaged 6.7.1944 while on practice flight. Was repaired and survived the war. Flight time 200+

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JK-253    WNr 088 3879, transfer registration GB+YI. Was force-landed in "Lavansaaren revohka" 18.9.1943 (*Explained at the bottom). Back in action 17.7.1944. Sotamaalus during June 1944. Spinners were 1/3-blue-RLM70 and 1/3-RLM65-RLM70, no tactical number. Survived the war. Flight time 213h 40min.

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JK-254    WNr 088 3883, transfer registration DJ+TC. 1/LLv44 had "laughing man" emblem in the nose, spinners were 1/3-blue-RLM70 and 1/3-RLM65-RLM70. Tactical RLM65 3 in tail. Was destroyed 1.7.1944 when he was caught in the prop-wash of the leading plane, entered spin and crashed into the lake in Liperi. All crew lost. Was later recovered and the hull was melted to key-fob's and sold to collect money for the veterans. (My avatar is a picture of that). Flight time 119h 10min

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JK-255    WNr 088 3889, transfer registration DJ+TI. 1/LLv44 had "laughing man" emblem in the nose, spinners were 1/3-blue-RLM70 and 1/3-RLM65-RLM70. Tactical RLM65 5 in tail. Served continuously in 1/LLv44 until 1.6.1944 was crashed during take-off beyond repairs. Flight time 98h 40min

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JK-256    WNr 088 3860, transfer registration GL+QM. 1/LLv44 had "laughing man" emblem in the nose, spinners were 1/3-blue-RLM70 and 1/3-RLM65-RLM70. Tactical RLM65 1 in tail. Served continuously in 1/LLv44 until 10.10.1944 german fighter shot him down during Lapland war. 3/4 of crew killed. Flight time 210h 50min.

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JK-257    WNr 088 3887, transfer registration DJ+TG. 2/LLv44 had initially red spinner-caps and tactical numbers (if any, JK-257 had no number). Got lost to Mikkeli during "Lavansaaren revohka" 18.9.1943 and made unsuccesfull landing on the poorly illuminated airfield. Went to repairs and did not return in time for war. Flight time 100+

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JK-258    WNr 088 8797, transfer registration CT+ZA. 2/LLv44 had initially red spinner-caps and tactical numbers  (if any, JK-257 had no number). 17.5.1943 damaged during landing excercise for 3 months, 3.4.1944 damagen in one-engine landing for 2 months. Survived the war. Flight time 100+

 

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JK-259    WNr 088 3845, transfer registration BI+EY. 2/LLv44 had initially red spinner-caps and tactical numbers, this one had Red "1". 29.3.1943 damaged during landing excercise for 2 months. Was destroyed 23.6.1944 when two russian fighters shot him down at Salmi. All crew lost. Flight time 112h 20min.

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JK-260    WNr 088 8785, transfer registration CP+OO. Sotamaalaus 25.4.1944. At that time 2/LLv44 used "white donut" spinners and white tactical numbers. This one had "4". Spinners & colors were from 4/LLv44 thaw was disbanded. Was damaged 27.5.1943 in landing. 22.4.1944 back in action. Got lost 6.10.1944 when bombing Rovaniemi airfield during Lapland War, and crash-landed after fuel had ran out about 100km south of Leningad(!). Flight time 159h 45min.

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JK-261    WNr 088 3857, transfer registration ?,  2/LLv44 had initially red spinner-caps and tactical numbers, this one had Red "4". Got lost to Malmi during "Lavansaaren revohka" 18.9.1943 and made unsuccesfull landing when tyre blow up. Did not make it to war any more. Flight time 50+

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JK-262    WNr 088 3899, transfer registration DJ+TS.  2/LLv44 had initially red spinner-caps and tactical numbers, this one had Red "3". Served in 2/LLv44 until 18.7.1944 engine trouble forced the landing into Mensuvaara and the plane caught fire and blew up 10 minutes later. Fligh time 192h 30min.

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JK-263    WNr 088 3863, transfer registration KG+KE.  3/LLv44 had yellow spinner-caps and tactical numbers, this one had (Probably) Yellow "5". German markings were washed quite nicely and not overpainted. Got lost during "Lavansaaren revohka" 18.9.1943 and made unsuccesfull landing to Onttola. Back in action 4.9.1944. 15.10.1944 German flak at Rovaniemi airfield shot him down during Lapland War. Flight time 84h 55min.

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JK-264    WNr 088 8794, transfer registration CP+OX. 3/LLv44 had yellow spinner-caps and tactical numbers, this one had Yellow "2". German markings were washed quite nicely and not overpainted. Damaged 18.9.1943 when returning from "Lavansaaren revohka" to Utti. Back in action 10.6.1944, Destoyed 15.6.1944 when engine caught fire. Flight time 58h 50min.

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JK-265    WNr 088 3877, transfer registration GE+YG. 3/LLv44 had yellow spinner-caps and tactical numbers, this one had Yellow "4". Served in 3/LLv44 until damaged 30.6.1944 in start to practice-flight. Survived the war. Flight time 200+

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JK-266    WNr 088 3885, transfer registration DJ+TE. 3/LLv44 had yellow spinner-caps and tactical numbers, this one had Yellow "1". Engine cowlings were not painted yellow.  Damaged 1.10.1943 while landing. 6.3.1944 back in action. Survived the war. Flight time 195h

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JK-267    WNr 088 3888, transfer registration DJ+TH. 3/LLv44 had yellow spinner-caps and tactical numbers, this one had Yellow "3". Damaged 9.9.1943 while belly-landing to Onttola. 29.12.1943 back in action. Damaged beyond repairs 29.7.1944 when engine stopped in start at Onttola. Flight time 140h 05min

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JK-268    WNr 088 8796, transfer registration CP+OZ. 3/LLv44 had yellow spinner-caps and tactical numbers, this one had Yellow "5" as it was vacated from JK-263. Sotamaalaus during May of 1944. Damaged 14.5.1943 while force-landing to cropfield at Onttola because of engine trouble. 25.5.1944 back in action. 28.7.1944 went to repairs because of bent wings after dive attack. Survived the war. Filght time 150+

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JK-269    WNr 088 3882, transfer registration DJ+TB. 4/LLv44 had white roundel in spinner-caps and white tactical numbers, this one had "1". Was damaged 20.8.1943 from the shrapnel from his own bombs and was even more damaged while landing as the gear did not come down. Was used for spare-parts. Fligh time 46h 35min.

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JK-270    WNr 088 3881, transfer registration DJ+TA. 4/LLv44 had white roundel in spinner-caps and white tactical numbers, this one had "2". Served in 4/LLv44 until trasnferred to 3/LLv44 when 4th flight was disbanded 15.11.1943. Flight time 200+
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JK-271    WNr 088 3841, transfer registration BJ+WW. Served initially on 4/LLv44. Force-landed 18.9.1943 north of Petroskoi after getting lost during the infamous "Lavansaaren revohka". Sotamaalaus during June 1944. Transferred to 1/LLv44 and thus got 1/LLv44 style two-colored 1/3 spinners. 20.6.1944 back in action. Survived the war. Flight time 200+

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JK-272    WNr 088 8795, transfer registration CP+OY. 4/LLv44 had white roundel in spinner-caps and white tactical numbers, this one had "4". Got lost to Malmi during (guess where?) "Lavansaaren revohka" 18.9.1943 and made unsuccesfull landing. 20.6.1944 back in action. Survived the war. Flight time 269h 45min

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JK-273    WNr 088 3912, transfer registration GC+UM.  4/LLv44 had white roundel in spinner-caps. This one had no tactical number, no yellow paint in his cowlings. Served in 4/LLv44 until trasnferred to 2/LLv44 when 4th flight was disbanded 15.11.1943. Survived the war, but 18.6.1947 crashed into forest in Laukaa when engine stopped in start. Among the killed was Mannerheim-Cross holder Cpt. Tauno Iisalo. Flight time 383h 55min.

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The infamous "*Lavansaaren revohka" = a disastrous attack against Lavansaari airbase at 18.9.1943. Bad weather was the main reason that 7 (!!!) JK's were damaged in landings. Most of the planes were out of service almost a year and were JUST in time to participate the decisive battle during Summer '44.

 

LaGG-3 (2 skins)

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Finns had 3 LaGG-3's. As they were faster than Brewster and we had no Messerscmitt's yet, the plan was to use LaGG-3's to catch the irritating Pe-2 scouts. This plan was unsuccesful even after several attempts as the were lots of engine- and weapons malfunctions with LaGG-3's. 45 combat flights were performed with LaGG'3's, with 1 air victory.

 

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LG-1 was Ser. 4 (survived the war)

LG-2 was Ser. 2 (lost 19..7.1944 due to technical fault)

LG-3 was Ser. 35 (survived the war)

 

LG-1

Originally 4. OAP's "Yellow 29". Force-landed on Lake Ladoga 2nd of February 1942. Repaired and at 23.9.1943 handed to LLv 32 stationed in Nurmoila. 67.55h flight time in FAF.

 

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LG-3

 

Originally 524. IAP's "Silver 57". Force-landed on Ala-Sedoksa 14th of September 1942. Repaired and at 11.3.1943 handed to LLv 32 stationed in Nurmoila. Flight time 79.40h in FAF.

 

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Pe-2 Ser. 35 (3 skins)

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Update 15.2.2021! Transparent pixels fixed in left engine.

 

Finns had 7 Pe-2's and one Pe-3 in their service. I chose to skin these 3 Pe-2's.

 

The skins: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai1G8Nbf5lNHgpsO0hm0fJz4s8UaQA?e=8cBpnS

 

And the planes:

 

PE-211

Flight time 264.55h

Last flight 4.4.1946

Time: August 1944, 2/PLeLv 48, Vesivehmaa.

Pilot: Cpt. Jaakko Ranta

 

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PE-213

Flight time 68.10h

Last flight 25.1.1943

Time: August 1942, 1/PLeLv 48, Onttola.

Pilot: Cpt. Teuvo Tanskanen

 

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The Shrapnel-like camo-pattern all these shared can be seen easilly from top-view of PE-213:

 

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PE-215

Flight time 173h

Last flight ¨~2.7.1944 (Destroyed in air attack to Lappeenranta airfield)

Time: June 1944, 1/PLeLv 48, Onttola.

Pilot: Ltn. Kullervo Virtanen

Notes: The plane has a half-lenght longitudal white stripe in one of the props in both engines to act as a IFF. Sadly this can only be seen when stationary. The idea was that propeller would "blink"

 

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Ju-52 (1 skin)

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Passenger plane Kaleva. -Not an Finnish Air Force plane, sure, but as there is a model of Ju-52 so why not? I created this a long time ago as requested.

 

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https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai1G8Nbf5lNHgp0MrPvMcL0I9wBJZA?e=iwXcUf

 

The plane has a very interesting history as she was fatally involved in big-time-politics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaleva_(airplane)

 

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U-2 (1 skin)

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4 U-2's were in use during continuation war. First VU-2 got olive-green painting, but the rest got complete "Sotamaalaus" colors. I chose to paint VU-4 as no-one had done it earlier.

 

Download here:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai1G8Nbf5lNHgp0Obl_Dp9TzHgaMXA?e=7lQngR

 

3.2.1944 it was captured by finnish troops. 20.6.1944 It was first given to TLeLv 12 and 20.6.1944 to HLeLv 32 as an utility plane. 23.6.1944 while doing forced landing to Tuulos it was fired by russian fighter and left behind. Flight time 68.45h

 

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P-40 Warhawk (1 skin)

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Only one P-40 served in FAF. Subtype P-40M-10-CU, Serial number 43-5925. It made forced landing at 27.12.1943 to Kannas, was repaired and named to KH-51 as it was thought to be Kittyhawk.

 

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https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai1G8Nbf5lNHgpxW6LMu2mCd02YQ7Q?e=6f26uZ

 

Handed over to HLeLv 32 at 2.7.1944. No combat flights, but many pilots took familiarization-flight with it. Flight time 64.35.

 

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Hello HANU

 

Many thanks for those well researched aircrafts.

 

There is a little mishap in the Bf 109G-6 Late ZIP file.

MT-423-G-Leino.dds  when open is actually MT-405-G-Karhila.dds

MT-435-E-Lehto.dds  when open is actually MT-449-E-Puro.dds 

There is no MT-423 White  3,  nor MT-435 White 1 to find in the ZIP.

 

Please could you check this in this otherwise wonderfull bundle . 

 

Thanks a lot. Congratulations. 

MADCOP

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6 hours ago, Madcop said:

Hello HANU

 

Many thanks for those well researched aircrafts.

 

There is a little mishap in the Bf 109G-6 Late ZIP file.

MT-423-G-Leino.dds  when open is actually MT-405-G-Karhila.dds

MT-435-E-Lehto.dds  when open is actually MT-449-E-Puro.dds 

There is no MT-423 White  3,  nor MT-435 White 1 to find in the ZIP.

 

Please could you check this in this otherwise wonderfull bundle . 

 

Thanks a lot. Congratulations. 

MADCOP

 

Thanks, should be fixed now. I noticed that mishap earlier and I thought I fixed it already, but somehow the files were not updated in OneDrive.

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14 minutes ago, szelljr said:

Hi Hanu !  You need to "duplicate " the black camo in this wing parts ( using gun mods*)

 

Damn, you're right! That part of extra cannons texture I've missed. Thanks! That will take some time to fix. Also I found another one on HC-454 with it's extra MG's. I had to redo whole black pattern as it was so different to others and thus old already solved problem re-emerged.

 

Hurricane is one tricky plane to skin 😅

47 minutes ago, Juri_JS said:

Great skin packs. They will be very useful when we get the Finland map. But please add a few more generic skins.

 

I not fond of those generic skins myself, but I see your point. I will do that when time permits and update the packs.

1 hour ago, LeLv30_Redwing said:

Wonderful work Hanu and writing those details for individual planes gives them a "personality".

Jatka samaan malliin!

 

 

 

Thanks, that is my point exactly, I'll keep updating those. For example MT-227 and MT-229's story was a "lucky" co-incidence I was not planning beforehand when I selected those for skinning. The true story behind their final fate is just incredible.  

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Added 2 LaGG-3's, a U-2, a Ju-52 and the only P-40 Finn's had.

 

And fixed the Hurricanes earlier this day also.

 

BUT the most important; My definitely my biggest and proudest project here...

 

23 historic Ju-88's in 4k! It means that EVERY Ju-88 that arrived in Finland has been accounted for!

 

Previously I released 8 Ju-88's and felt that they were successful and liked so I turned my nose back to books, historic forums, historic video material... I decided to skin as many Ju-88's I could find a reference about markings... In the end I was more successful in the research that I had imagined; I had at least some sort of photo of almost every Ju-88 that arrived in Finland! From JK-251 to JK-273, excluding JK-263! JK-274 was also officially named, but she suffered engine malfunction 23.4.1944 above Riga and crashed taking the crew with him. Thus it was natural to leave JK-274 out.

 

But do not lurk in this post any more, go check those out in the first post and all the pics. 😁

 

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On 12/7/2020 at 10:07 AM, Juri_JS said:

Great skin packs. They will be very useful when we get the Finland map. But please add a few more generic skins.

 

 As requested; added generic skins for G2, G6Late, Hurri, Pe-2 and Ju-88 (sotamaalaus & original versions)

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Added DC-2 "Hanssin-Jukka" after C-47 template with his wonderful 85-year history. Hand-painted year 1943 camo-pattern. Some compromises had to be made because of different size and door configuration, but still very very much historic skin.

 

 

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