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Taylortony
01-22-2004, 11:54 AM
This skin has been painted on the high backed P47-22 to represent a P47 D15-RE belonging to CO of the 56Th Fighter Group Detachment B (SAR) and had previously been the Personal mount of 56Th Fighter Group "Ace" Joe Egan. During 1944 a Request went out to all units in the 8th Airforce for Squadrons to provide Aircraft and Pilots for a new SAR Unit, Needless to say this was seen as a chance to offload Aircraft that had seen better days or were particularly troublesome, crews were also selected from those deemed to not have the edge for combat flying. These Aircraft were marked up with the Squadron Code 5F which generated considerable Mirth amongst members of the USAAF, because at the time the lowest rank for a Soldier unfit for service was 4F. At this time several of the Aircraft also had the Code WW painted below the serial number to Indicate the Aircraft was War Weary, the first time this term was used. The skin I have Painted is on a Modified Snorri base and I have included 2 versions. The actual Aircraft pictured, carried a Modified Malcolm Canopy which was in natural metal and surrounded by a red frame, it was not possible to to do this due to the limits of the Skin Void, but i have also included an unpainted canopy version, which the Aircraft would have had previously. The standard Stores carried were a British M-Type Dingy Pack under each wing rack, a 150 US gallon under belly Drop Tank and a 4 unit smoke marker unit, armament was reduced from 8 to 6 guns to reduce weight and improve handling and with low power, it was possible to fly up to 5 hours, except 2 hours was accepted as the norm. I hope you enjoy flying this skin as much as I enjoyed remodelling it. Thanks to Snorri for the excellent base skin to which I modified and painted the scheme upon. Enjoy
http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=8274

http://mysite.freeserve.com/IL2_Skins/P47/SAR_5Fers.jpg

[This message was edited by Taylortony on Thu January 22 2004 at 11:21 AM.]

Taylortony
01-22-2004, 11:54 AM
This skin has been painted on the high backed P47-22 to represent a P47 D15-RE belonging to CO of the 56Th Fighter Group Detachment B (SAR) and had previously been the Personal mount of 56Th Fighter Group "Ace" Joe Egan. During 1944 a Request went out to all units in the 8th Airforce for Squadrons to provide Aircraft and Pilots for a new SAR Unit, Needless to say this was seen as a chance to offload Aircraft that had seen better days or were particularly troublesome, crews were also selected from those deemed to not have the edge for combat flying. These Aircraft were marked up with the Squadron Code 5F which generated considerable Mirth amongst members of the USAAF, because at the time the lowest rank for a Soldier unfit for service was 4F. At this time several of the Aircraft also had the Code WW painted below the serial number to Indicate the Aircraft was War Weary, the first time this term was used. The skin I have Painted is on a Modified Snorri base and I have included 2 versions. The actual Aircraft pictured, carried a Modified Malcolm Canopy which was in natural metal and surrounded by a red frame, it was not possible to to do this due to the limits of the Skin Void, but i have also included an unpainted canopy version, which the Aircraft would have had previously. The standard Stores carried were a British M-Type Dingy Pack under each wing rack, a 150 US gallon under belly Drop Tank and a 4 unit smoke marker unit, armament was reduced from 8 to 6 guns to reduce weight and improve handling and with low power, it was possible to fly up to 5 hours, except 2 hours was accepted as the norm. I hope you enjoy flying this skin as much as I enjoyed remodelling it. Thanks to Snorri for the excellent base skin to which I modified and painted the scheme upon. Enjoy
http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=8274

http://mysite.freeserve.com/IL2_Skins/P47/SAR_5Fers.jpg

[This message was edited by Taylortony on Thu January 22 2004 at 11:21 AM.]

Heavy_Weather
01-22-2004, 01:04 PM
nice pic http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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