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KRISTORF
01-16-2006, 03:53 AM
Spitfire IXc of 485 Squadron from Selsey, June 6th 1944.
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4048/ouu14qk.jpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/9458/ouu24gi.jpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1374/ouu34jd.jpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8084/ouu40pt.jpg
This aircraft was flown by named Baby Bea V by Plt Off H W B Patterson after his girlfriend Beatrice.
This A/C was credited with a part shared kill of a JU88 over the Normandy beach-head on D-Day.
Later sold to the Dutch Airforce as a training A/C, it was bought back to the UK in 1956, where it is now based as a flying display aircraft.

Three skins included, full marks, rounds and tail bars.

Uploaded here http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/download.php?id=3031

Thx to Jester and FBS.

KRISTORF
01-16-2006, 03:53 AM
Spitfire IXc of 485 Squadron from Selsey, June 6th 1944.
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4048/ouu14qk.jpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/9458/ouu24gi.jpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1374/ouu34jd.jpg
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8084/ouu40pt.jpg
This aircraft was flown by named Baby Bea V by Plt Off H W B Patterson after his girlfriend Beatrice.
This A/C was credited with a part shared kill of a JU88 over the Normandy beach-head on D-Day.
Later sold to the Dutch Airforce as a training A/C, it was bought back to the UK in 1956, where it is now based as a flying display aircraft.

Three skins included, full marks, rounds and tail bars.

Uploaded here http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/download.php?id=3031

Thx to Jester and FBS.

sparty7200
01-16-2006, 06:50 AM
Top quality as ever m8! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

voidcracker
01-16-2006, 09:34 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

GBrutus
01-16-2006, 10:18 AM
Great work, love the weathering on this one. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Heliopause
01-16-2006, 12:05 PM
This is amazing.....just wanted to post a request for the exact same Spit!!! This is freaky....

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/Scannen0004.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/PauseHelio/Scannen0005.jpg

KRISTORF
01-19-2006, 02:28 AM
I have altered this skin a bit, unfortunatly I am not on my proper PC at the moment and cannot properly see the colours or take a decent screenshot.
As soon as I am up and running I will do final checks and upload.

Platypus_1.JaVA
01-19-2006, 04:47 AM
Funny.. I always thought that "Baby Bea" refered to our queen Beatrix who was only a small child back then. Good job on the skin, especially the stenciling. I'm a man who can appriciate (spelling?) details.

Platypus_1.JaVA
01-19-2006, 04:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Heliopause:
This is amazing.....just wanted to post a request for the exact same Spit!!! This is freaky....

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That particular aircraft you refered to is now flying as a Dutch spitfire.

http://www.onzeluchtmacht.nl/images/gallery/userpics/normal_Spitfire.jpg

KRISTORF
01-19-2006, 05:08 AM
It was sold to the Dutch Air Force in June 1948 and flew as a trainer, coded H-25.
It was also based at Eindhoven AFB as a 'decoy' aircraft before being 'souvenired' by 14 Sqn RAF and displayed outside the officers mess at RAF Gutersloh.
It was returned to the UK in 1969 where it was issued to The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to be used as spares to keep other Spitfires airworthy (its wing internals being used as patterns to build new wings for a MkV, AB910)
It was returned to Holland in 1985 and was restored to flying condition by Jack Van Egmond and Steve Atkins.