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    Default B-24 USAAF Formation plane taking off (FSX)

    The B-24 Formation plane from 492 nd Bomb Group taking off from Linton-on-Ouse RAF base for a raid over Northern Germany. Formation planes or Assembly ships were usually older war-weary planes that were painted in gaudy colors (and sometimes had extra lights installed) for easy identification in the air. This allowed other planes from the group to find the proper formation in the sometimes crowded skies of southeastern England. They did not stay with the group all the way to the target as most had all armament and armor removed.

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    More take off pics in the reply******
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    Cool! Real textures?
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    I think so... Thanks! Please check this: https://www.google.com/search?hl=nl&...UxFuTgRBQ1M6M:

    And this: http://www.axis-and-allies-paintwork...ad.php?view.55

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    As pointed out in the link Peer posted these brightly coloured aircraft were 'Assembly Ships'. They allowed other aircraft from the same Squadron to formate around them before heading off to the target. The Assembly Ship would not participate in the raid as, besides their bright colours, they usually had all their armament removed.
    But B-24s at Linton-on-Ouse? I don't think so ...
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    I know Dave, but It's a nice military scenery..... I'm very interested in the WW2 sceneries you're developing btw
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    Great info! I knew bombers had to circle a while to wait all planes to get in formation, but I didn't know the story of those dedicated plane. Much fine! check the links given by Peer! Some planes really colorfull! Sure a lot of simmers would have like to fly those!!!
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    Here's another "Assembly" livery for the Alphasim B-24:

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    Luckily German planes at the time of large bombings didn't came much to UK shore!

    On the other hand, that's making me think about something named like the Circus, if I remember well, which was Germans flying Allied planes they could capture. Circus, those clowny liveries! Strange
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    Quote Originally Posted by peer01 View Post
    I know Dave, but It's a nice military scenery..... I'm very interested in the WW2 sceneries you're developing btw
    Peer, if you remember I sent you some sceneries a little while ago for you to test but you never came back to me with your comments. I have a nice Linton-on-Ouse 1940's by the way ...
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