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ploughman
11-30-2005, 09:01 AM
Does anyone have a link to an accurate skin[s] of a Beaufighter unit that saw action in Norway and was intercepted there, preferably with some background on the combat?

All responses/leads will be much appreciated.

JG52Uther
11-30-2005, 10:24 AM
Post this in the paintschemes forum for a better response

berg417448
11-30-2005, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Does anyone have a link to an accurate skin[s] of a Beaufighter unit that saw action in Norway and was intercepted there, preferably with some background on the combat?

All responses/leads will be much appreciated.


This link has no photos but does contain a lot of the combat info you asked for:

http://www.luftwaffe.no/SIG/1945/Forde.html

According to the link the following units participated:

Unit Type and number of aircraft Armament
144.(RAF) Squadron 9 Beaufighters TFX Cannon and MGs only
404. (RCAF) Squadron 11 Beaufighjters TFX Cannon/MGs and rockets
455. (RAAF) Squadron 11 Beaufighters TFX Cannon/MGs and rockets
65. (RAF) Squadron 12 Mustang MK IIIs MGs
279. (RAF) Squadron 2 Warwick MK Is

Further searching revealed what is supposed to be a 455 Squadron Beaufighter:

http://www.raf.mod.uk/dday/images/455sqnbeaufighterx.gif

ploughman
11-30-2005, 10:55 AM
Thanks, I'll also post in the Paint Schemer's forum.

I was rooting around in my 'incomplete and failed canvas' pile and I came across this.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/beaupossible.jpg

And after a little while staring at it I thought to myself, 'Uh. Looks a bit like Norway.' And then I thought. 'Ugh. A Beaufighter might look good on that.' Hence my query. It'd be my first aviation painting.

RocketDog
11-30-2005, 10:56 AM
You can get X2 here: http://www.canons-skins.com/

Cheers,

RocketDog.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/RocketDog/il22005-11-3017-54-11-07.jpg