Mig-3 in RAF service??????

Discussion in 'Aircraft Requests' started by highlander, May 11, 2005.

  1. highlander

    highlander New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Stoke
    HELP!!!!

    I've heard a couple of stories over the last couple of days about one , possibly two, Mig-3's in service with the RAF in Scotland during WWII. Apparently they were nicknamed Banshee and were used to combat the Junkers Ju-86P. It would be interesting to model one but did it really happen? I can't find any reference to it anywhere . Does anyone have any info????? :oops:
     
  2. redcoat

    redcoat Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Messages:
    420
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Occupation:
    lorry driver
    Location:
    Stockport
    Must be honest.
    I've never heard this one.
    Its almost certainly a myth, the RAF used modified Spitfires to deal with the high altitude Ju 86P problem.

    ps, the only aircraft named Banshee that I know about is a post war US jet
     
  3. highlander

    highlander New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Stoke
    I have to agree, seems the mig wasn't known in the west until about 42 onwards so must be one of those myths that surface from time to time . Although the story did come through the son of a guy who supposedly serviced them in Scotland. Looks like I'll never know.
     
  4. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Messages:
    20,349
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    WSM, England
    Moved to correct forum...maybe some more info will be uncovered :)
     
  5. poprune

    poprune Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    If you consider the complexity of operating any aircraft anywhere, then you have to come to the conclusion that the story's a myth, and a pretty unlikely one at that. Spares, servicing, tools, training, support, changes in equipment to meet RAF requirements, like radios, etc?
    Apart from the, how did they get here? It would have to be on the Murmansk or Archangel convoy route and I don't recall stories of return cargoes from there - it was strictly one way to Uncle Joe (and precious little thanks).

    Sorry, I just don't think it's on...
     
  6. superunknown

    superunknown Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Somewhere near nothing.
    I can tell you what they may have been, as daft as it sounds........
    Spitfires, like redcoat said, I know for a fact that 3 Spitfire Mk.IV's were sent up to Vaenga, Northern Russia to "spy" on the German shipping in Dec 1942, all three aircraft were operated by the RAF but painted in russian markings. There is a good chance that these would have come back via Scotland, and may have still had their Russian markings.
     
  7. Pisis

    Pisis Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2004
    Messages:
    5,925
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Praga Mater Urbium
    Well, it's pretty possible - if you compare the appearance of Spit Mk.IV and MiG-3.
     
Loading...

Share This Page