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Serval_EAF310
03-12-2004, 03:40 PM
This second Tuck skin I made depicts the Spitfire Mk Ia of Robert Stanford Tuck he used while flying with 92 sqn. The Spitfire is marked as GR o P, N3249 during May 1940. This aircraft is believed to be the Spitfire flown on May 23rd, when RST gained his initial victories. It is depicted in the standard "B" pattern camouflage scheme of Dark Earth and Dark Green. However, as an additional recognition feature adopted in late 1939, the undersides of the aircraft were divided evenly along the fuselage centreline, with the port side being painted in Night and the starboard in white.
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Serval_EAF310
03-12-2004, 03:40 PM
This second Tuck skin I made depicts the Spitfire Mk Ia of Robert Stanford Tuck he used while flying with 92 sqn. The Spitfire is marked as GR o P, N3249 during May 1940. This aircraft is believed to be the Spitfire flown on May 23rd, when RST gained his initial victories. It is depicted in the standard "B" pattern camouflage scheme of Dark Earth and Dark Green. However, as an additional recognition feature adopted in late 1939, the undersides of the aircraft were divided evenly along the fuselage centreline, with the port side being painted in Night and the starboard in white.
http://www.1java.org/forums/tuck92sqn.jpg

Tuck skin at il2skins.com (http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=9685)

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TPCMike
03-12-2004, 03:41 PM
Great work!

Any chance of doing Johnnie Johnsons V that he led the Canadian wing with?

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Capt_Haddock
03-12-2004, 04:05 PM
Blimey. You guys are really putting the effort to get that 'not-so-nice' mapping distortion corrected. Nice skin.

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DONB3397
03-12-2004, 04:28 PM
Really fine piece of work! Loaded and flew it a few minutes ago. Very real; looks great from the cockpit as well.

This week, I read an interview of Allan Wright who flew with Tuck in 92 Squadron over Dunkirk, at the exact time you picked for your skin. Tuck took command of the Squadron May 24, 1940, as they covered the retreat. Wright said he was fearless, and a crack shot. He was an ace before the BoB began.

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Serval_EAF310
03-13-2004, 03:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TPCMike:
Great work!

Any chance of doing Johnnie Johnsons V that he led the Canadian wing with?

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Can you tell me which one it exactly is? (markings) If I'm correct I have something on him. But it might be a different one.

Of Tuck I had 3 Spits, of which I have done two now.

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TPCMike
03-13-2004, 03:32 AM
I have some pics somewhere I can scan.

I do have a small pic of it with me sitting in it:

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They were based at Tangmere if I rememeber rightly, can't remember the sqdn number, I think it was 616 but I'll check.

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Serval_EAF310
03-13-2004, 04:36 AM
OK, you mean the well known JEJ. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Since he was wing commander he did not belong to a squadron himself.
Wing commanders allways had their initials as markings: JEJ, RST, DB etc.

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TPCMike
03-13-2004, 05:43 AM
Yup, just checked up.

Johnnie was at Tangmere with 616 before he got the Canadian Wing and flew that aircraft.

MY268 I believe.

That's the one I'd love to see you do if you could mate.

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Serval_EAF310
03-14-2004, 10:45 AM
I'm working on it.

Micht take a little while, since I've got enough to do...

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TPCMike
03-14-2004, 11:01 AM
I wouldn't care if it took you all year mate.

I'd just be highly delighted with the outcome. Your efforts are much appreciated by me and many others I'm sure.

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Razman23
03-14-2004, 11:26 AM
If anyone cares to read about Mr. Tuck, there is a book called "Fly for your life". I cant remember who the author is but it cornicles Mr. Tucks life from his childhood to his stent in the merchant navy and on to the RAF.

I have the paperback version somewhere but I cant find it.