RAAF Kittyhawks

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  1. Heinz

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    Interesting picture I found of 5 Kittyhawks from 76 squadron.

    Intersting it appears the squadron code of SV is hand painted pretty roughly but what has caught my eye is the Kittyhawk in the top right with lightening bolt across the tail. That I've not seen before on an RAAF fighter.

    The planes certainly show the operating conditions they were dealing with.
     
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    A cool pic my friend, really.I have never seen the lightening on the RAAF a/c tails as well.It looks very interesting.:D The magnification for you.

    BTW You have a nice new siggy. :D
    Could you send me the pic without your sign,please? :notworthy:
     

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    Couple of pictures of P-40's with lightning bolt from the book Aircraft and Markings of the RAAF 1939-1945 Vol 2 by Geoffrey Pentland
     

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    Nice stuff Micdrow.THX for posting here.:D
     
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    Good info.... bet it would make a good model....

    Charles
     
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    Your welcome guys!!!! :lol:
     
  7. Wildcat

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    G'day fella's, here's another pic showing the lightning bolt used by 76 sqn.
     

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    G'day or Good very early morning...:lol:
    Another good pic.THX Wildcat.:D
    So it seems the lightning on fins was characteristic for 76 Sqn,doesn't it.
     
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    Those are awesome! It amazes me to see new photos from that time show up now.
     
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    Thanks guys!
    Great pictures Micdrow and Wildcat :D

    No worries Wurger I'll send it over to you shortly.
     
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    On the subject of RAAF Kittyhawks, Dick Cresswells is one of my favourites. :cool:
     

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    BTW Wurgs, here are some more shots from Heinz's sig of 84 sqn machines.
     

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    :cool: pics.:D Anything more about the model Wildcat?

    THX Heinz for the pic.:D :D :D
     
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    Great !!!!!! :D :D Any additional links, references?
     
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    I agree Wildcat I love Dick Cresswells plane. I have a die cast model in 1:72.

    Your 1:48 version is stunning though!
     
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    Looking really great.Is there a decal sheet for his plane?
     
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    Pyn Up do a 1/48th scale set
     
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    Fantastic !!! Thanks friend.:D :wave:
     
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    No worries mate :)
     
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    fantastic set of P-40 shots Guys!
     
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