Short Stirling

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  1. Clave

    Clave Well-Known Member

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    New project, again just starting...

    Short Stirling BIII of 75 (NZ) Squadron RAF circa 1943

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    SWEET! And now the heavies come out!

    Great work.
     
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    Great work Clave!
     
  4. Clave

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    Thanks - I changed the shading on the tail slightly, and now I'm happy with it.

    Going to dig around and find some more squadrons now...
     
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  7. Clave

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    I was unhappy with the turrets which is why this thread has been inactive for a while, but I have finished/revised nine that I'm happy with now:

    Stirling Mk I of 7 Squadron RAF 1941.

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    Stirling Mk I of 7 Squadron RAF 1941.

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    Stirling Mk I of 15 Squadron RAF 1941.

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    Stirling Mk I of 149 Squadron RAF 1941.

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    Stirling Mk I of 214 Squadron RAF 1942.

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    Stirling Mk III of 75 (NZ) Squadron RAF 1943.

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    Stirling Mk III of 90 Squadron RAF 1944.

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    Stirling Mk III of 199 Squadron RAF 1944.

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    Stirling Mk IV of 299 Squadron RAF 1944.

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    Good work!
     
  9. Clave

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    Version differences summary:

    Mk I: No upper turret or small 2-gun turret, short air intakes, oil coolers in wings, 3 windows in nose.

    Mk II: Prototypes only I think, with Wright-Cyclone engines.

    Mk III: 4-gun upper turret, long air intakes, oil coolers below engines, 2 windows in nose, new arrangement of fuselage windows.

    Mk IV: Forward turret removed and faired over, upper turret removed, glider towing attachment on rear fuselage.

    Mk V: Transport version with no armament and new nose.
     
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    Excellent work Bill!!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Hi

    Small point - you have an MG plane as No15 squadron - shouldn't it be No.7 sqdn? I only point this out as I am researching an MG-D out of Oakington!


    James
     
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    Nice work mate!

    What is the serial number of the kiwi (75 sqn) bird -EP or F, 44 or 665? can't really make it out.
    Also wanted to ask on what info you based your 488 sqn Beaufighter IIF scheme that I found on the net - thinking to model it.

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    Title is above the picture... :)
     
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    The Stirling is EF465

    The Beaufighter came from Wings Palette I think, so not a 100% dead cert.
     
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    Thanks mate!
     
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