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  • Birthday 04/30/1971

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  1. Hi Dave The best I can offer is the two pics and small diagrams on page 176 and 177 of David Mondey's Concise Guide to British Aircraft of WW2, ISBN 600 34951 9-Aerospace Publishing Ltd 1982. It appears Mk 1 and 2 had the RR Kestrel XXX and Bristol Mercury XX engines respectively (this had a similar nose shape to the Hurricane), while the Mk 3 had the Pratt and Whitley Wasp Junior engine and had a similar look to the Martinet as you mention. The Master was, however primarily a trainer, a two-seater, although a few were converted to fighters, but never used in that role. I will happily scan and send the two pages if that may assist you - email me on traumadoc2 AT gmail.com
  2. There are SAAF museum experts on the forum who may have more info. Tim
  3. Hi all I discovered why "No stock/Sold out" when I asked about it - none of the UK sellers post to South Africa, So will have to go without. (Also the Rand-Pound exchange rate is a killer - almost 20 rand for a pound!) My luck Tim
  4. Pity - Justin from Bookworld replied to my query to say "sold out" and to try Paul; Meekens books as he sold a large number to them. Tim
  5. There are pictures of a fake bow wave on one or two of the Corvettes used in the Med during 41-43 as well.
  6. You could email me too - traumadoc2 AT gmail.com Tim
  7. Hi all Found some pics and a potentially useful book - maybe helpful? @Olmec Head: PM me and I will share - cannot seem to post pictures into the text-post and I do not have Flickr or similar. Tim
  8. Hi all Chatted to our in-house expert Eric at the Durban IPMS meeting tonight (yes, we are back to in-person meetings). He suggested not to look too far off the norm - he suggests a book that may help and will look up the aircraft once I send him the squadron code. He said it is unlikely to be any color than yellow leading edges and a dark red around the guns, similar to other Spitfires. He is not aware of any SAAF spits having a scheme different to the AM requirements. Will revert once I have more feedback from him. Tim
  9. Has anyone considered asking the SAAF museum or the local SAAF experts in South Africa (Murray Baxter and co, or Ettiene - he is on this Forum) Tim
  10. Mostly British AFV's had indeed a white internal colour except for items that would be externally visible (turret flaps etc.). A few were silver inside. The experts will define which had what colour. Tim
  11. Not sure if there are any there, but try Pat Ware's series of "images of War" magazines???
  12. So true Badger, so true - the Freathy book is a major one!
  13. Yep - Dan Taylor stuff or the other supplier is Milicast Models from Scotland, who also sell Dan's products for him. Tim
  14. In the top picture the breadown truck is more likely the Mack or Diamond T given the shape of the crane jib. Tim
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