185 Sqn. RAF was issued Handley Page HP.52 Hampden's in June 1939. In April of 1941 the 185 Sqn was converted over to the Hawker Hurricane prior to being deployed to Malta. In 1942 the squadron received their first Spitfire, as the Hurricane was being outclassed by the Bf-109.
The arrival of the Spitfires restored the balance, and by the end of 1942 No.185 Squadron had gone onto the offensive, flying sweeps over Sicily, and then in July 1943 helping to support the Allied invasion of Sicily.
What if 185 Sqn went to Malta with the HP.52 & what would the paint scheme have been like due to what was going on in North Africa at the time. With that being said here is a fictitous livery & totally my guess as to what the Desert Camo paint scheme would have looked like on the Hampden.
Thanks to Phil @ Virtavia
Well, hope you like & as I always say:
Enjoy, keep her aloft & stick that landing.