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Jure Miljevic

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  1. Hello, TISO In Steven McLean's book Squadrons of the SAAF and their aircraft 1920-2005 the following serial-code letter matches are listed: NE409 (K), NV151 (H) and RD200 (W). Given the serials, both K and W are probably replacements for missing aircraft and in my opinion more likely to be in use in February 1945. Cheers Jure
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    Hello Ash Not quite. HAD Models decals are for Bf 110 D-3, which had extended rear fuselage to house life boat, and Hobby Boss Bf 110 E-1 kit has regular fuselage only. On the other hand, it is your kit and your choice of decals. Cheers Jure
  3. Hello Dragan Well, here is one photo, found on this Pinterest page. This photo can also be found in Carl Molesworth's book Very long range P-51 mustang units of the Pacific war (Osprey). There is also another photo of Stinger VII in new paint scheme or more accurately, her aft fuselage and tail. On that photo of four aircraft, Stinger VII is one of two Mustangs in the new scheme, with other two planes carrying the old markings. Cheers Jure P.S.: In the same book there is a photo of Major Imig, standing in front of his 44-63733 Dede Lou. The photo shows only port side of the airc
  4. Nice photos, magman2. Judging by the VKS acronym on the vertical tails Space force had been also added to VVS. When did this happen? Cheers Jure
  5. Hello MAX is back in service: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/boeing-737-max/2020/12/29/7d211cbc-49f2-11eb-839a-cf4ba7b7c48c_story.html Perhaps now a further development of 737 is being (re)considered? Cheers Jure
  6. Hello, Dragan If you are building North American P-51 D, 44-63984, Margaret IV, there is a photo of this aircraft, taken in May 1945. It shows her pilot, Major Jim Tapp, checking fuses on plane's HVAR rockets. Her starboard main wheel is in clear view, and its tyre has diamond pattern. Cheers Jure
  7. Hello Mario As exdraken said. Also, it is worth checking Old Viper Tester's F-16 XL threads in Aviation Photography section, like this one: There are several more threads like this one, and all of them packed with F-16 XL images. Cheers Jure
  8. Hello will2017 Found it! Obramba magazine, 1993-7 and 1993-10, a photo reportage by Nino Mihelak, photos taken from VC-10 K Mk.2, probably in May or June 1993. Exact date had not been given, but it had been mentioned, that at that same day 'unknown perpetrators' fired at one of the Deny flight fighter patrols, so that may narrow it down a bit. On photos Tornados from XI and 25 Sqn. can be seen, one of the latter being ZE981, FD, which poses for a brief photo session while waiting for her wingman to complete the refueling procedure. I could not find photos on the web, so PM me if you
  9. Hello will2017 I remember reading articles, published at the time, about Deny flight operation, but they are buried deep down in piles of magazines in my flat. Will try to dig them up. Until then, here are a few photos of some of the Tornado F.3 aircraft, that took part in that operation. Cheers Jure
  10. Hello Hugh No, I think ES257 had yellow leading edges. PM me if you would like to have a scan of the photo. Super Aereo, thank you, thank you, thank you! For years, well by now probably decades, I have been watching the video and have never noticed all these. Soic also appears in the video several times and at 8:05 he can be seen climbing into the cockpit of his airplane. As a RAF Squadron Leader (although in a Yugoslav partisan army he held a rank of mere lieutenant) privileges of his rank allowed Soic to fly his 'personal' aircraft. Around here it has been taken for granted that MH
  11. Hello Hugh Which one of those Balkan models Vb decals are you going to use, ES257/X Slovenec or EP886/G Hrvat? Examining the photo of the former under magnifying glass, one can just discern bright leading edge on the port wing. In general, it does seem that in early period some of the squadron aircraft had had yellow leading edges, and these can be also seen on photos of some other RAF Spitfires. However, none can be seen on photos of the squadron's aircraft from early 1945 on. Also, with one exception all of the 352(Y) Sqn. Spitfires had Fighter Command tail band. The one without it
  12. Hello 3-view drawings of I-17 can be found on the following link: http://airwar.ru/other/draw/polikarpovi-17aviacija.html Cheers Jure
  13. I think that experimental spinner on Bf 109 F was acutally a regular Me 210 spinner, which just happened to be at hand. Cheers Jure
  14. Hello There is a photo of Roland Garros, standing in front of hie Morane-Saulnier L, published in Chris Ellis' book A history of combat aircraft (Optimum books, 1979), but I could not find it on the web. In the article about Morene-Saulnier type L, published in HPM magazine 1995-7, there is a colour profile of Garros' plane; again, I could not find the article on the web, but there is a colour profile of that plane on Pinterest page here: To my eye, propeller of the type L on the photo looks black and also has manufacturer's markings on blades, but otherwise the profile corresp
  15. Hello Rob Well, there goes my theory about camouflaged runways. My guess is the top layer must have been based on some of the byproducts of oil refining or synthetic fuel production. However, this is hardly anything new and does not narrow down the selection of possible materials significantly either. Cheers Jure
  16. Hello Rob Could the 'black' part of the runway have actually been camouflaged concrete? Take a look at this well known photo of Me 262 on a Lechfeld base platform: The dark part looks just like an asphalt taxiway. However, another Lechfeld photo tells another story: My apologies for just adding to confusion. Cheers Jure
  17. Hello Not of an archive quality, but it should do in emergency: I found it on this webpage, linked to from Dinger's aviation pages here, both well worth taking a closer look. I hope it helps. Cheers Jure
  18. Hello I believe this drawings comes from the book berman mentioned: I found it here. I hope it helps. Cheers Jure
  19. Hello Thanks for the correction, Asmodai, that scheme does not apply for ZA718. Harry_the_Spider, Matchbox kit does include ZA718 option, although The Survivor title and the unit badge on the tail decals are redundant for Falklands. Jabba, thank you for that info. I think one of the Italeri Wessex kits also comes with Cyprus Union Jack decals. Those two would make pretty colourful models. Cheers Jure
  20. Matchbox did many moons ago, here is the Scalemate link. I have one in my stash, although the colour scheme must be a post-Falkland one (Cyprus?). Kit decals already include big Union Jacks and The Survivor sign under the pilot's side transparencies. Cheers Jure
  21. Same here, Chris. It is quite frustrating. Cheers Jure
  22. Hello Right now I cannot access my books, but I think Belgian Hurricanes had been armed with FN machine guns (7,7-mm?), the same armament as Kingdom of Yugoslavia Hurricanes had been equipped with. Cheers Jure
  23. Hello, Chris Open to atmosphere, as far as I can tell. Take a look at photos in this thread: There are other threads on this topic, as you probably know. Still, not all questions about Lancaster bulged bomb bay doors have been answered yet. That bugs me considerably as there is Tall Boy Lancaster Jane ... in my stash, waiting for me to get a crack on it. Cheers Jure
  24. Hello Jerry, thanks for a very informative link. One of the posters on that forum is probably correct about A-3 being a misprint, though. Still, I keep my fingers crossed. Shalako, yes, Luftwaffe fighters had been stretched thin at that time. Also, in late spring 1944 France was hardly a healthy flying environment. Germans did move their fighter units fairly quickly to the French territory within days since the beginning of the invasion. I believe that by the middle of June in whole Italy the closest thing to fighters was one Geschwader of Fw 190 JaBos (SG 4, I think), and even this
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