This time some few images showing USAAF Thunderbolts and Spitfires doing their duty. The edits are, again, quite some old and are all heavily edited screenshots from IL2/PF. All P-47 and Spitfire skins seen here have been done by myself.
I want to start with an "artwork" showing Fahringer's "Devastatin' Deb" seconds after setting an unsuspecious Me 262 engine on fire
The Me-262 skin is by supah
Background: The P-47D-27 UN-F #421160 shows the Thunderbolt flown by Cpt. John C. Fahringer of the 63rd FS, 56th FG. One of his 3 kills during WW2 was a Me262 Jetfighter.
The 2nd image was a humble try to recreate a colorphoto from WW2 showing a P-51D of the 355th FG, 358th FS flown by Lt. Edwin W Fees
Check http://www.littlefriends.co.uk 355th FG gallery for the original: http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/galle...&searchString=
I'd like to thank Peter Randall for his efforts to set up such a great ressource page for the USAAF's 8th AF!
Number 3 shows 2 Spitfires of the 31st FG, 308th FS operational in Italy. Bill Skinner's "Lonesome Polecat" and Leland Molland's "Fargo Express" are hunting down an Italian G.50 that never had a chance.The scene is not basing upon a real incedent, just phantasy.
Here a study of one of the birds where I experimented with highlights:
I want to finish my post with a screenie depicting 2 more USAAF Spitfires breaking for passing axis bombers. The shown planes are from the 309th FS that was also based in Italy during 1944. The main plane has been flown by Lt. John Fawcett
I hope I did not bore you with my texts, just wanted to share some thoughts about the shown content. Enjoy watching them.