Assembly Aircraft of WWII

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  1. Njaco

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    In WWII, The 8th USAAF solved the problem of assembling multiple bomber groups for formation under radio silence by using war weary B-24s and sometimes B-17s either garishly painted, or lit as flying assembly points. The reason for the assembly ships was to give USAAF bombers a visual aid to form up after takeoff before heading out on their missions.

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    Oooh, looking forward to this; those assembly paint jobs were wacky.
     
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    Nice Chris. I've got the Assembly Ships of the Mighty Eighth book. When I blow though my 1/48 stash(150yrs. from now) I'm going to go to 1/72 and build as many of these as I can.


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    Love these schems, would like to get a copy of that assembly ships book myself.
     
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    INCOMING!!!!Check your email!

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    Cool shots guys!
     
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    love these birds......BIG thanks to you George! :D
     
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    Geo...wink...wink...
     
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    Who flew the assembly ships?
     
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    Pilots.....:evil4:

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    In addition to assembly ships, there were also experiments in camouflage. These were mostly used on fighter aircraft. Some of the designs were called 'razzle-dazzle'. BrewsterBuffalo.jpg Mustangrazzledazzle640px.jpg nh96146.jpg P-51001.jpg
     
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    I think Mike Grant made the Buffalo and it was featured in one of the British aircraft modeling magazines. Very nice job.


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