1/48 P-61B - Defense of Britain/Atlantic.

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    #1 Donivanp, Aug 16, 2015
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    1/48 P-61B - Defense of Britain/Atlantic
    Username: Donivanp
    First name: Don
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Monogram
    Model Type:p-61B
    Aftermarket addons: After market Engine Cowls and one engine.
     

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    Nice one Don
     
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    Classic! Any thoughts on the aircraft subject?

    Cheers

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    #4 Vic Balshaw, Aug 16, 2015
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    Nice one Don, but it could be a tight squeeze fitting this one into the GB criteria. 'D' Day Landings were in June 1944. It is my understanding these guys only arrived in theatre from about May 1944 where they mainly hunted V1's.

    Any thoughts folks!
     
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    Makes it a VERY tight Squeeze...I think you are going to have to put up a good case Don...
     
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    I think they were evaluated by the USAAF and RAF as early as March 1944, prior to D-Day, but the first ops were not until late July 1944. But then again they were P-61A not P-61 B. As per "Queen of the Midnight Skies" by Pope/ Harrison.
     
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    Yep, only two 9th Air Force Squadrons flew the P-61A in the ETO, the 422nd and 425th Night Fighter Squadrons, starting in mid summer 1944, and moving to France by July. I'd need to check further, but I believe the operations from UK bases were mainly over the Continent.
     
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    Thought it may be, I guess I'll have to kill this one, kit comes with markings for two invasion stripped birds, that is what I was looking at. I have plenty others, we'll do a Goony bird and or a P-70 then. Plenty of Spits and Mustangs also.
     
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    The build covers a wide range Don. Surely you have something that fits.
     
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