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    Thumbs up Three Spitfires!

    Found this nice shot of 3 Spitfires in echelon.

    Enjoy.

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    Beautiful picture Barry thanks for posting.

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    Really nice photo Baz. Hmmm...I may need a flight in this scheme.

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    Beautiful!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Another good 'un Baz

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    Very good one, Barry. The photographer got a wonderful shot with the lower clouds, and the upper sky.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Really nice photo Baz. Hmmm...I may need a flight in this scheme.
    The front one is a Griffin Spitfire, I believe. Does AiM do one?
    Karl
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    Superb! But if you were swanning around in your 109 you wouldn't want to see them in your rear view mirror.
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Great photo, can anyone name the types? Is the front one a Mk.24?

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    Great picture - I love Spitfires.

    Thank you Barry
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    Lovely pict !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Really nice photo Baz. Hmmm...I may need a flight in this scheme.
    Great planes indeed.
    Do you mean - the camo scheme, Peter?
    It seeme that conservative scheme was in use throughout the war (unchanged).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Really nice photo Baz. Hmmm...I may need a flight in this scheme.

    The so-called Day Fighter Scheme of 41-45 was introduced (on a gradual basis) from 15 August 1941 and was seen as a compromise between operations over land and water. Dark Green was retained but the Dark Earth of the earlier Temperate Land Schemes was replaced by the new Ocean Grey in the identical patterns as before - known as 'A' and 'B', the former having the Dark Green sections painted broadly in a top-left to rear-right direction, and the latter in a top-right to rear-left direction, essentially mirror images of each other.
    This link to Aircraft Colors and Camouflage, Royal Air Force (World War II) may prove helpful Peter - lists model paint matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    The so-called Day Fighter Scheme of 41-45 was introduced (on a gradual basis) from 15 August 1941 and was seen as a compromise between operations over land and water. Dark Green was retained but the Dark Earth of the earlier Temperate Land Schemes was replaced by the new Ocean Grey in the identical patterns as before - known as 'A' and 'B', the former having the Dark Green sections painted broadly in a top-left to rear-right direction, and the latter in a top-right to rear-left direction, essentially mirror images of each other.
    This link to Aircraft Colors and Camouflage, Royal Air Force (World War II) may prove helpful Peter - lists model paint matches.
    Yes, I still remember the old HUMBROL authentic enamels of those names I used in 70-ies painting Matchbox Spits and Hurries!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Really nice photo Baz. Hmmm...I may need a flight in this scheme.
    I was thinking the very same thing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    Great photo, can anyone name the types? Is the front one a Mk.24?
    The one nearest the camera is a 1945 built F Mk 22, if you google the serial number there is quite a bit of info available (PK312)

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