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Dimensionaut_
05-22-2004, 09:43 AM
Two Spitfire MkIX skins of Wing Commanders:

Johnnie Johnson
This skin represents the paintwork of the Spitfire MK392, one of the Spitfires flown by Johnnie Johnson. This 38 victories ace Joined the RAF in 1938, flew with 616 sqn during the BoB. In July 1942 he was given command of 610 sqn and in March 1943 of the Kenley Spitfire Wing. In March 1945 he was finally promoted to Group Captain. He was an A.O.C. in the Middle East Forces when he retired in 1964. In 515 sorties he was hit by enemy fire once. Here follows the story: On August 23rd 1944, Johnnie Johnson shot down two FW190s and his aircraft was hit for the first time by enemy fire. After the combat, he found himself separated from the Wing ( a most dangerous situation) and he proceeded to join a formation of six aircraft after a friendly wing waggle from its leader. He discovered too late that he had inadvertently joined up with a formation of Me109s! Miraculously he escaped by pulling up and climbing into the sun at full power. When the supercharger kicked in he got the extra boost of speed that he needed and he escaped safely but not without taking a cannon shell in his wing root. Upon returning to base he obtained another Spitfire and again went right back into combat.
Download here (http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=11879)
http://www.1java.org/forums/xijohnson.jpg

Rolf Arne Berg
Lt-colonel Rolf Arne Berg from Orkanger, pilot and wing commander flying of the 132 Norwegian wing. He was one of the most dearly held officers. A no bragging attitude, allways cheery and eager to meet germans in a dogfight. After finishing his last mission in the war he asked permission to do just one more. He never returned from that mission. He was killed by german flak and the whole wing morned his loss. Thanks to Izzy for the resources.
Download here (http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=11878)
http://www.1java.org/forums/xiberg.jpg

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Dimensionaut_
05-22-2004, 09:43 AM
Two Spitfire MkIX skins of Wing Commanders:

Johnnie Johnson
This skin represents the paintwork of the Spitfire MK392, one of the Spitfires flown by Johnnie Johnson. This 38 victories ace Joined the RAF in 1938, flew with 616 sqn during the BoB. In July 1942 he was given command of 610 sqn and in March 1943 of the Kenley Spitfire Wing. In March 1945 he was finally promoted to Group Captain. He was an A.O.C. in the Middle East Forces when he retired in 1964. In 515 sorties he was hit by enemy fire once. Here follows the story: On August 23rd 1944, Johnnie Johnson shot down two FW190s and his aircraft was hit for the first time by enemy fire. After the combat, he found himself separated from the Wing ( a most dangerous situation) and he proceeded to join a formation of six aircraft after a friendly wing waggle from its leader. He discovered too late that he had inadvertently joined up with a formation of Me109s! Miraculously he escaped by pulling up and climbing into the sun at full power. When the supercharger kicked in he got the extra boost of speed that he needed and he escaped safely but not without taking a cannon shell in his wing root. Upon returning to base he obtained another Spitfire and again went right back into combat.
Download here (http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=11879)
http://www.1java.org/forums/xijohnson.jpg

Rolf Arne Berg
Lt-colonel Rolf Arne Berg from Orkanger, pilot and wing commander flying of the 132 Norwegian wing. He was one of the most dearly held officers. A no bragging attitude, allways cheery and eager to meet germans in a dogfight. After finishing his last mission in the war he asked permission to do just one more. He never returned from that mission. He was killed by german flak and the whole wing morned his loss. Thanks to Izzy for the resources.
Download here (http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=11878)
http://www.1java.org/forums/xiberg.jpg

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MackZ
05-22-2004, 10:37 AM
Those are some sweet looking Spits, especially the Norweigian one. Thanks for sharing!

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SeaFireLIV
05-22-2004, 10:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Serval_1JaVA:
He discovered too late that he had inadvertently joined up with a formation of Me109s! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This actually happened to me online in my early days as a member of a squad! I had lost my team and found them again and reformed behind them. It was only after talking on comms to my squad that I realised I was in a Diamond formation with 3 other 109s! That was a classic.

Really nice pics, I`ll d/L them. Thnx.

sainta
05-22-2004, 04:18 PM
Terrific skins. Much appreciated!!!

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