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    I have been making more COOP missions of late but lack the necissary information to put the right squadrons with the right markings and skins in the right missions. I am especially interested in THEATRE Bands. You know the Yellow/Red/WHite defense of the Reich etc Bands.

    Can anybody proveide me with enough information on the standard camoflage schemes and markings for both German and Allied on

    WEst Front
    Battle of France
    BOB
    Early Rhubarb raids over the channel
    Defense of the Reich

    East Front
    Early
    Middle
    Late
    Defense of the Reich

    Not as concerned about the Med and North African or Pacific markings ATM

    hope as usual this forums community is as knowledgeable as it has been in the past..
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    I have been making more COOP missions of late but lack the necissary information to put the right squadrons with the right markings and skins in the right missions. I am especially interested in THEATRE Bands. You know the Yellow/Red/WHite defense of the Reich etc Bands.

    Can anybody proveide me with enough information on the standard camoflage schemes and markings for both German and Allied on

    WEst Front
    Battle of France
    BOB
    Early Rhubarb raids over the channel
    Defense of the Reich

    East Front
    Early
    Middle
    Late
    Defense of the Reich

    Not as concerned about the Med and North African or Pacific markings ATM

    hope as usual this forums community is as knowledgeable as it has been in the past..
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  3. #3
    I would recommend you spend some time looking at all the wonderful skins at www.il2skins.com.
    Almost anything you could possibly want is available there, and most of the authors that have posted their work have provided screenshots for you to look at.

    All the best, Don
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  4. #4
    I was hoping somebody had a guide they could point me too

    THeatre bands
    Theatre colours according to year fighter and airforce

    Thats all I'm asking. Nothing special just the standard stuff.

    Looking through Il2Skins will be a hit and miss affair, a skin may be used but may not be common etc
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  5. #5
    Here is an example of the sorta stuff I am after,

    Just with a little more detail

    http://www.flugzeugwerk.net/camo.htm

    its from Snorri's page

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Destraex:
    nobody?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I probably won't be able to add much here: il2skins does have a LOT of great stuff on it (i.e. plane/jg/front/pilot info), so it's worth checking out.

    What I know:
    RAF - White/Sky fuselage band applied in 1940-1941. Lasts until early 1945. Invasion stripes are applied from June 4 and last for a few months. Some planes are repainted but leave the stripes on the bottom in various combinations. RAF moves from green/brown to Green/grey camoflage in 1941. Different roundrels with less white and yellow also appear that around then.

    LW:
    Eastern front band - yellow 1941-44(?)
    Med front band - white (some had white tails & wingtips)

    Might I point out that if you need a coloured band to tell you if you're in Russia or Tunisia....

    Defense of the Reich 1943 - white rudder or tail.
    Defense of the Reich 1944 (post d-day) - fuselage bands of varying sizes:

    jg1 red
    jg2 white
    jg4 blk/white/blk
    jg5 blk/yellow
    jg11 yellow
    jg51 grn/white/grn
    jg52 red/white
    jg53 blk
    jg77 white/grn
    jg300 blue/white/blue

    Late Spring - bands also appear aft of the spinner. No one knows exactly why. Colours were red, yellow, grn & white. No luftwaffe documents exist to explain all this.

    Source "M-schmitt bf109 in Action, pt 2."

    [This message was edited by Oso2323 on Tue February 17 2004 at 09:15 PM.]
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  8. #8
    awesome reply thanks Oso2323

    Some good info
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  9. #9
    This link might be of use too: http://www.jpsmodell.de/dc/luft_e.htm

    Camouflage and markings of WW2 aircraft is a fairly complex and often controversial subject, be warned...

    Good luck!
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  10. #10
    I've put some of my Battle of France skins together on my site.
    Cpt. Farrel also made some Battle of France and Battle of Brittain skins and on il2skins.com there are also many skins available.

    Just play with the filters for aircraft and markings to narrow down to the ones you are looking for.



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