WIP: Flight Replicas Halifax

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Re: WIP: Flight Replicas Halifax

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MIke, thanks very much for your reply. The Halifax is in good hands, no doubt about it. Please keep the updates coming. :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Re: WIP: Flight Replicas Halifax

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Looks really good Mike. Thanks for taking the time to post the screenshots. Definitely on the "must buy" list. :thumbsup:
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Re: WIP: Flight Replicas Halifax

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Does look really good

Nice one Mike

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Re: WIP: Flight Replicas Halifax

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Thanks for your answers and update and look forward to it coming out.
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Re: WIP: Flight Replicas Halifax

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Looking ahead to possible repaints, has anyone ever seen a Hercules-powered Halifax in Coastal Command colours ? All the photos I've come across are of aircraft with Merlins. I've seen a brief reference to B.Mk.IIIs being used for meteorological flights out over the Atlantic, but whether they wore a Coastal Command camouflage scheme ( or were even operated by Coastal ), I have yet to find out.

Mike ? Anyone ? :)
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Re: WIP: Flight Replicas Halifax

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Hi Paul,
I'm not the Mike you refer to, but I can't resist a request for help.
The early Coastal Command examples were loaned from RAF, and were most likely Merlin engined.
I just spent an hour compiling a list of Marks, engines, etc, only to find that my login timed out, and I lost the lot :wall: :wall:

Bristol Hercules XVIs and 100s came later in the story, but I would imagine that CC would have received some of these.
I have some low quality B&W photos of radial engined Met examples, one with black under, one white. Not good enough to use as paint reference though. :(

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Re: WIP: Flight Replicas Halifax

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Mike, if you can post the picture of the radial with the white undersides, I'd appreciate it. The quality of the picture doesn't matter - I'd just like actually see one ! :lol:
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Re: WIP: Flight Replicas Halifax

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Paul,

Coastal Command radial engined Halifax Mk III, black undersides.

Unfortunately, the one with white under is a rear view, and whilst it is from the same Squadron, it is a Mk V series 1 special with Merlins :doh:

Quoted from Wiki, confirming that X9 code is correct for CC
No. 517 Squadron RAF
Active 11 August 1943 – 21 June 1946
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Role Meteorological squadron
Part of No. 19 Group RAF, Coastal Command
Motto(s) Latin: Non Nobis Laboramus
(Translation: "We work not for ourselves")[2]
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Squadron Badge Two cubit arms erased, holding a flash of lightning
Squadron Codes X9 (1943 - 1946)

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Re: WIP: Flight Replicas Halifax

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Thanks for that Mike - almost got there. ;)

I've found this, which is a 202 Squadron aircraft, based at Aldergrove. They conducted met flights using the Halifax until it was replaced by the H.P. Hastings in 1950. From the chronology of 202, I think they were still part of Coastal Command during this period.

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Re: WIP: Flight Replicas Halifax

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Dave B and I were the only people who seemed to fly the Halifax/Halton. I must get my TR up again when this version comes out.
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