View Full Version : Welsh Hurricanes

07-03-2005, 05:21 PM
Since the Paint Scheme forum doesn't get too much attention I decided to post this here also...

IIRC the Belgian Air Force consisted of mostly of Hurricane Mk.1 fighters when the Germans invaded in 1940.

Anyone have any historically accurate skins? I know there WERE some on IL2skins at one time. Can anyone help me out?


07-03-2005, 06:12 PM
Sorry, I couldn't resist...

with apologies to the original skinner.

I have seen some Belgian Hurri skins recently - will root around and get back to you.

07-03-2005, 06:39 PM
There's one over at skinnersheaven.com


07-04-2005, 09:43 AM

07-04-2005, 10:18 AM
A bit of a correction here. The Belgians did order 20 Hurricane's. 11 where delivered before the Germans invaded Belgium. They where all sitting neatly in a row when the airfield was attacked. Most of them where efectivly destroyed. Only a handfull of Gloster Gladiators and Fiat CR.42's remained for the defence.

A sad story really.

07-04-2005, 08:58 PM
Really> I was not aware thanks for the info. Anyone have some skins then of those aircraft in Welsh colors? Are there any other aircraft in FB that the Welsh flew before the Germans stormed in?

07-04-2005, 11:37 PM
I'm having some kind of disconnect --WTH does the Belgian Air Force have to do with Wales (which is where the Welsh come from)?



07-05-2005, 02:39 AM
Like I said in the exact same thread in the paintscheme's forum

Welsh?:S Someone from Wales is welsh. A Belgian person can be either Flemish Or Walonian Smile

07-05-2005, 07:00 AM
Yea, I'm wondering what this has to do with Wales?

07-05-2005, 09:01 AM
The original post mentioned Belgian Hurricane's. My answer to that was mentioned to be informative.

07-05-2005, 01:50 PM
Oops I apologize I confused the two I don't know where I got that from... wherever I wrote Welsh just assume I meant Belgian (I'm too lazy to go back and edit). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Getting back to the original topic though could someone post some info and maybe a skin or two or aircraft flown by the Belgians during and just prior to World War two?

There isn't much on google... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


07-05-2005, 10:26 PM
There is a Belgian 1940 mission but unfortunately it only has Cr.42 skins...no Hurris...

07-06-2005, 07:38 AM
Well I was working on one myself thats why I'm interested. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

07-07-2005, 09:09 PM
No skinner's heaven and no IL-2Skins. Anywhere else? I would QMT them into the Belgian 1940 mission...

07-08-2005, 02:40 AM
can anyone confirm whether it is true that the belgian Hurricanes were to have their arnaments changed from 8x .303 to 4x .50. I have only seen this information in one book. I wonder if the pilots would have preffered the 4x .50