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  1. When I read the original Biggles book as a youth I remember that the aircraft is described as a slightly enlarged Mosquito. With a little research I came up with the DH 99/101 which is absolutely plausible. The Spur in this comic book got me to think of a DH Hornet with the cockpit of a Gloster Meteor T.7... However, the body of the meteor must be larger than the Hornet so it will probably not fit. Apart from that, a larger Mosquito (DH 99/101) should be much bigger than the Hornet. To sum up my discussion here would end up into a Hornet in a larger scale... 1/48 together with a Meteor 1/72 cockpit??? It's just one thing that I don't like. And that is the very modern straight angeled fin which I think is too modern for this aircraft, contructed during the war and saw it's light in 1945.
  2. Btw How did the J/1A look in the aft cabin compared with the J/1? I've searched for pictures of the backseat(s) in the J/1A without success. I know that the J/1 was a 3-seater and the J/1A was a 4-seater. How the h... did they manage to get two persons in the backseat(s)??
  3. Hi Christian Is this the F. D.VII that Göring brought to Denmark and displayed at the exhibition in 1919?
  4. A fantastic book about the subjects will be released in October. https://www.europeanairlines.no/product/the-fokker-fours/ Author: Rob J. M. Mulder Pages: 384 pages, 536 photographs, posters, and color profiles Format: 210 x 297mm, hardback Language: English Publisher: European Airlines Rob Mulder In September 1929, Anthony Fokker presented his first four-engine aircraft in the United States of America: the Fokker F-32. It could carry up to 32 passengers and was at its time the largest and most luxurious aircraft in the world. Then, unexpectedly, came the Black Thursday at the New York stock exchange and the world changed… Ten aircraft were either completed or in various stages of assembly, before the production was stopped. The idea of a four-engine aircraft caught on with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Albert Plesman, its managing director, committed to buy aircraft for the Amsterdam-Batavia (now Djakarta, Indonesia) service. The type was to be called the Fokker F XXXVI and was designed to accommodate 32 passengers and a crew of four. A scaled-down version, designated F XXII, was intended for European services carrying 22 passengers. Unfortunately for Fokker, the F XXXVI and F XXII were no immediate success due to the introduction of the far more modern and faster Douglas DC-2. Besides KLM, the only other customer was the Swedish airline AB Aerotransport who purchased a single aircraft. KLM used their F XXXVI and F XXIIs on the European routes, while AB Aerotransport only used its F XXII on the Malmö-Copenhagen-Amsterdam service. KLM and AB Aerotransport lost each one of their aircraft in accidents, while the remaining were sold to the UK and operated by Scottish Aviation and the RAF. In this book we follow the life of the F-32, F XXXVI and F XXII aircraft and look at other Fokker four-engine projects. This book is illustrated with many photographs, tables, and colour profiles by Juanita Franzi.
  5. The book is postponed and they "hope it will be finished some time this year". I've contributed a little to the Swedish part in the book and they want to add some squadron badges and nose art.
  6. Canopies that have become yellow could be exposed to ultra violet light and the yellowness may disappear. I've had canopies in the sunny window for months and the wellowness have almost disappered. I haven't tried UV-lamps, but that should work.
  7. Great news! Here are walk around pictures of a Swedish one. http://www.flygloster.com/extra/Skyraider.htm
  8. Matave

    Mosquito markings

    I did try to link to a picture, but with no success. The picture is on this page if you scroll down a bit. https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=126
  9. Matave

    Mosquito markings

    If you shake a tree you will see what's falling down. I'm not surprised of your different kind of response. And you are right in many ways. Yellow colour is a qualified guess... but... Let's get down to the brass tacks. Dana: You're quite right. You and I did discuss this particular aircraft on another forum years ago. I'm still dealing with the case. At that time I'd only had one picture, the right hand side of the nose . Now, I've got several others. This aircraft is the Mosquito PR Mk. XVI NS650 from the 25th Bomb Group (Rcn), 654th BS, USAAF at Watton. It had to force land in Sweden 3 april 1945 after a Graypea mission against Kiel. At the Squadron there were also Mosquitos that flew Blue stocking missions, wheather reconnaissance. They also got mission markings which is well documented. So why shouldn't the Graypea missions be as well? I'm sure the answer is out there somewhere. https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=126
  10. Matave

    Mosquito markings

    Maybe it sounds a bit harsh I admit, but there are too many people who use the simple solution and just assume about a subject instead of doing research in the archives. Aspecially when it comes to colours and markings. The answer, I'm sure, is to be find in the archives. There are a lot of people, who search the archives. They deserve all the credit they can get. It's a heavy job! There are also people who finds the answer in books and magazines. That is excellent if it's possible to trace the information source. You all know this. There are too much fake or false information on the Internet. What one writes on the Internet becomes the truth tomorrow and that is something everyone should avoid.
  11. Matave

    Mosquito markings

    Allright, let's say it like this. I don't want any guesses or assuptions. I want those who really know to tell the colours. Therefore I didn't put any other data out now. It will come later on... The Mossie version is in the picture by the way...
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