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Peter Roberts

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  1. Peter Roberts

    Early Spitfire Mk I seatbelt arrangement

    Great photo, thank you for posting. PR
  2. Peter Roberts

    Douglas Bader's Spitfire Mk.Va...

    I too had been under the belief that Mk II Spitfires had the later Mk V Type oil cooler and put a post up here, to be corrected by the late Edgar Brooks that Mark II Spitfires were originally built with the early Mk I style of oil cooler. I’d go with that. Edgar is a legend when it comes to Spitfire detail. PR
  3. Peter Roberts

    Colour photo reference for damage repaired Spirfires

    Thank you for posting this link. I haven’t had time to look at this in full yet, but the start is spine tingling. The BoB is perhaps the time period that fascinates me the most, so appreciate you posting this find and link. PR
  4. Peter Roberts

    Airfix 1/72 P-51D Mustang U/C Legs...Are they all wonky?

    This kit was reboxed with different decals - sorry, don't have details to hand - but the later versions don't have the wonky legs. PR
  5. Peter Roberts

    Airfix 1/24 P51D Mustang Wheel Wells.

    No not I PR
  6. Peter Roberts

    Spitfire Vb ID and serial decals

    Unfortunately 'Gifts of War' by Boot and Sturtivant doesn't have a photo either. Just basic details as shown in earlier posts. PR
  7. Peter Roberts

    Newby question on rigging

    Thanks guys, appreciate the input. (Nice builds by the way!) PR
  8. Peter Roberts

    Barkmann Panther A Zimmerit

    Thank you Jack, appreciate the contribution. Good to get some dates nailed down. PR
  9. Peter Roberts

    Barkmann Panther A Zimmerit

    Thanks mate, yes I believe he had a couple of different Panthers. Appreciate the help but hard to distinguish the zimmerit used. I was hopeful that dates might be indicative - looks like I have more diving to do.... PR
  10. Peter Roberts

    Barkmann Panther A Zimmerit

    I believe Barkmann used a Panther A in his renowned engagement at what has become known as Barkmanns Corner. It has been suggested that his Panther would have carried a zimmerit coating. I see Atak has two different Panther A zimmerit patterns - Early and Late. Any ideas as to which would be most likely for Barkmanns Panther? Any help appreciated Thanks Peter Roberts
  11. Peter Roberts

    SEAC Spitfire undersides

    Thanks Peter, appreciate the confirmation. (And the extra photo - much clearer) There is a nice photo in Osprey ‘Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific’ of F/O Doudy sitting in the cockpit of his Spitfire LZ975 with the last three digits of the serial clearly showing on the armour plate behind his head. Supports your suggestion that the labeling of components with the serial number of the plane happened in other theatres. (Does make sense dunnit ) Didn’t realise that this extended to the prop as well though, until now. PR
  12. Peter Roberts

    SEAC Spitfire undersides

    Interesting photo - it is a little blurry but is that the serial number near the tip of the prop? PR
  13. Peter Roberts

    Cheshire Mosquito

    A quick google search suggests Cheshires logbook (or a copy) is still about, so may be a guide to what he flew, when? PR
  14. Peter Roberts

    Battle of Britain cr42

    Yep, run through IPMS UK. Great idea, wonderful service, cudos to IPMS UK. PR
  15. Peter Roberts

    Battle of Britain cr42

    Might be worth dropping a line to the decal bank? PR