BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby cg_341 on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 4:02 pm

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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 4:29 pm

Desert Air Force ?
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby jalfrezi on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 4:40 pm

A bit more info from the BBMF site.

MK356 is now painted in a desert colour scheme to represent 92 Sqn's EN152/QJ-3 which operated in Tunisia during April and May 1943. One of the pilots who flew her was Flt Lt Neville Duke (later Sqn Ldr Duke DSO OBE DFC** AFC). A famous fighter pilot and later test pilot, Duke was the highest-scoring Allied fighter ace of the Mediterranean theatre, with 27 confirmed victories.
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Postby CJS on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 6:31 pm

Thumbs up from me, looks good. :-)
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby Berf on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 6:44 pm

jalfrezi wrote:A bit more info from the BBMF site.

, Duke was the highest-scoring Allied fighter ace of the Mediterranean theatre, with 27 confirmed victories.



Really, what about Pat Pattle?
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby Pringles on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 6:52 pm

I wish they'd finish TE311 first before starting others, that was embarrassing this season :facepalm:
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby jalfrezi on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 7:28 pm

Berf wrote:
jalfrezi wrote:A bit more info from the BBMF site.

, Duke was the highest-scoring Allied fighter ace of the Mediterranean theatre, with 27 confirmed victories.



Really, what about Pat Pattle?


I think they missed out Western Allied fighter ace of the Mediterranean theatre....
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby ErrolC on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 7:41 pm

Looks awfully familiar to me - this is my 'local' Spit!

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Postby FarnboroJohn on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 8:26 pm

It looks absolutely stunning and I look forward to photographing it in blazing sunshine.....

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Postby chrisward123 on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 8:51 pm

Pringles wrote:I wish they'd finish TE311 first before starting others, that was embarrassing this season :facepalm:


I personally think Te311 looked good this season in Primer...
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Postby DMH on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 8:51 pm

FarnboroJohn wrote:It looks absolutely stunning and I look forward to photographing it in blazing sunshine.....

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Is it scheduled to display abroad then...?
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby st24 on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 10:53 pm

chrisward123 wrote:
Pringles wrote:I wish they'd finish TE311 first before starting others, that was embarrassing this season :facepalm:


I personally think Te311 looked good this season in Primer...


You think wrong!! :smile:

It looks great and can't wait to see a million shots of it silhouetted as a dot with Tattershall castle behind it on Twitter! :up:
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 11:33 pm

chrisward123 wrote:
Pringles wrote:I wish they'd finish TE311 first before starting others, that was embarrassing this season :facepalm:


I personally think Te311 looked good this season in Primer...


It was shoddy. Have the BBMF presented an explanation/excuse as to why it hasn't been finished? TE311 looked like it was making up the numbers in the Thompson formation.

MK356 does look nice though.
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Postby AlexC on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 11:26 am

Tropical land scheme. Looks good to me!
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby Craig on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 11:42 am

It's smart for sure. Not my favourite scheme but only right the desert war is represented. Would rather see a MkV with a Volkes filter but That's not a simple request. Will be interesting to see 311's scheme I must admit to being astonished how many appearances it made, I thought sending it out looking like that would be a last ditch job when serviceability necessitated it?
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 11:45 am

Nice to see them representing one of the almost-forgotten theatres of war....SEAC/FEAF next ?
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 11:48 am

PZ865 is currently in a SEAC livery...
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Postby Dan O'Hagan on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 11:49 am

Better get used to those blue undersides... :grin:
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby jalfrezi on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 11:51 am

Craig wrote:It's smart for sure. Not my favourite scheme but only right the desert war is represented. Would rather see a MkV with a Volkes filter but That's not a simple request.


Does anyone know what happened to G-LFVC? It had the Vokes filter but it was de-registered in 2007.
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 11:58 am

jalfrezi wrote:
Craig wrote:It's smart for sure. Not my favourite scheme but only right the desert war is represented. Would rather see a MkV with a Volkes filter but That's not a simple request.


Does anyone know what happened to G-LFVC? It had the Vokes filter but it was de-registered in 2007.

Relocated to the United States. It suffered a landing accident earlier this year.
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 12:04 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:PZ865 is currently in a SEAC livery...

:up:
Hasn't been at RIAT recently, has it ?
Don't think it's done Swansea either.
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 12:04 pm

No idea, I've not been to RIAT for several years now.
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby Seamus on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 1:08 pm

jalfrezi wrote:Does anyone know what happened to G-LFVC? It had the Vokes filter but it was de-registered in 2007.


Funnily enough, I've just read it's had it's old UK registration reinstated so must be returning to the UK soon...
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 1:35 pm

No longer has the Vokes filter fitted though, and wears a grey/green camo scheme of Robert Stanford Tuck's aircraft coded RS-T.
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Re: BBMF Spitfire MK356's new scheme

Postby jalfrezi on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 1:43 pm

Thanks for the info. :up:
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