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Taylortony
04-12-2004, 02:23 PM
242 Squadron, comprised primarily of Canadians, was Douglas Bader's first command. Having suffered heavy losses in the disastrous Battle of France, the tough Canadians re-equipped with new Hawker Hurricanes, re-organized under their energetic new leader and became well known for their fierce efficiency.

On this day, August 30, 1940, following hard fighting, S/L Bader tucked in alongside his wingman, "Willie" McKnight as they returned to base. The exuberant Bader held up two fingers indicating his two victories. The Canadian flashed back three indicating a "Hat Trick". Bader was elated. The squadron that day claimed a total of 12 enemy A/C destroyed without loss to themselves. The tide of the battle was turning.

To be promoted to Squadron Leader and be assigned to your very first squadron is a major event in an officer's career. When Douglas Bader received his order to assume command of the only "All Canadian" squadron in the R.A.F., he couldn't wait to get to their base at Coltishall! Winston Churchill's prediction "The Battle for Britain is about to begin" was coming true and 242 Squadron needed spares, equipment and more training if it was to become "operational" again. He led by example and they responded with enthusiasm. The quiet, keen-eyed Willie McKnight from Calgary became a leading ace with over 16 victories and the D.F.C. and Bar before his death on a raid over France shortly after the "Battle".
Narration above sourced from
http://www.canadianflight.org/gallery/mma_02.htm

This skin is painted on the excellent Serval Template with a bit of added weathering and As Baders wing man the scheme carried the Bader famous Picture of a boot kicking Hitler on the nose cowl, also under the cockpit on both sides the Aircraft carried the top half of a sythe wielding Skeleton. I have Enjoyed painting this scheme and Hope you enjoy flying it as much as i did producing it. Jeez painting the skeleton was a pain. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Enjoy
TonyT

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=10766

http://mysite.freeserve.com/IL2_Skins/hurri/McKnights_Hat_Trick.jpg

http://mysite.freeserve.com/IL2_Skins/hurri/McKnights_Hat_Trick_2.jpg

Taylortony
04-12-2004, 02:23 PM
242 Squadron, comprised primarily of Canadians, was Douglas Bader's first command. Having suffered heavy losses in the disastrous Battle of France, the tough Canadians re-equipped with new Hawker Hurricanes, re-organized under their energetic new leader and became well known for their fierce efficiency.

On this day, August 30, 1940, following hard fighting, S/L Bader tucked in alongside his wingman, "Willie" McKnight as they returned to base. The exuberant Bader held up two fingers indicating his two victories. The Canadian flashed back three indicating a "Hat Trick". Bader was elated. The squadron that day claimed a total of 12 enemy A/C destroyed without loss to themselves. The tide of the battle was turning.

To be promoted to Squadron Leader and be assigned to your very first squadron is a major event in an officer's career. When Douglas Bader received his order to assume command of the only "All Canadian" squadron in the R.A.F., he couldn't wait to get to their base at Coltishall! Winston Churchill's prediction "The Battle for Britain is about to begin" was coming true and 242 Squadron needed spares, equipment and more training if it was to become "operational" again. He led by example and they responded with enthusiasm. The quiet, keen-eyed Willie McKnight from Calgary became a leading ace with over 16 victories and the D.F.C. and Bar before his death on a raid over France shortly after the "Battle".
Narration above sourced from
http://www.canadianflight.org/gallery/mma_02.htm

This skin is painted on the excellent Serval Template with a bit of added weathering and As Baders wing man the scheme carried the Bader famous Picture of a boot kicking Hitler on the nose cowl, also under the cockpit on both sides the Aircraft carried the top half of a sythe wielding Skeleton. I have Enjoyed painting this scheme and Hope you enjoy flying it as much as i did producing it. Jeez painting the skeleton was a pain. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Enjoy
TonyT

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=10766

http://mysite.freeserve.com/IL2_Skins/hurri/McKnights_Hat_Trick.jpg

http://mysite.freeserve.com/IL2_Skins/hurri/McKnights_Hat_Trick_2.jpg

SeaFireLIV
04-12-2004, 02:31 PM
Thanx, D/L. An artist of skins!

SeaFireLIV...

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Dimensionaut_
04-12-2004, 03:28 PM
Scary, but very nice. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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lkemling
04-12-2004, 04:06 PM
Being a long time fan of Douglas Bader this skin and the mighty effort you put into it is greatly appreciated!!
Keep up the wonderful work!

jensenpark
04-12-2004, 04:09 PM
Beautiful...thanks for posting.

http://www.corsair-web.com/thistler/rtfoxint.jpg
Buzz Beurling flying his last sortie over Malta, Oct.24, 1942

Arm_slinger
04-12-2004, 04:16 PM
very nice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It just so happens i am a pilot with 242 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Black Sheep
04-12-2004, 04:26 PM
Absolutely magnificient skin !

Might have to dig out the Mk I again http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Dunkelgrun
04-12-2004, 05:08 PM
Nice one TT, very sweet.
Cheers!

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ARSNL
04-14-2004, 02:18 AM
Very nice, thank you http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

heya Cat! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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ptthome
04-14-2004, 04:18 AM
That's brilliant

Could you paint me the skeleton on my black IL2?

please

Please

please

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Extreme_One
04-14-2004, 04:30 AM
Beautiful - as usual! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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