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About WhitleyZ6743

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  1. I'm not sure what they are but they seem to be Blenheim Mk.IF and Mk.IVF Specific, so I'd say leave them off if you're doing a Bomber variant.
  2. I'll look into contacting War Thunder to change the aircraft name so it is stated as Mk.III, they seem to be the main source of this mess!
  3. As far as I know the Series ___ was stopped after the Mk.II, with the exception of the Mk.V also having Mk.V Series I Special
  4. Thank you all for your replies. The reason I started to query the 'Mk.IIIa' was because I found it in the game War Thunder: They have called it the Halifax B Mk IIIa and as @72modeler stated, it must relate to the extended wing tips as this 3D model has them. I thought this but wasn't sure if it was to also do with the H2S fitting, wing tips seems to be a more obvious reason. The reason I linked MZ294 was because having it being the only Mk.IIIa reference I found I thought there might be an actual Mk.IIIa designation but it seems to me it's not official. Thank you for the info on the A (Airborne) prefix but the image above clearly states B (Bomber) so that's cleared that up. Unless anyone has evidence of the Mk.IIIa being a true variant of the Halifax then I think it calls for a bug report for them to correct the name to Halifax B Mk III in War Thunder. Thanks again, Dan
  5. I've come across "Combat Codes: A full explanation and listing of British, Commonwealth and Allied air force unit codes since 1938 by Vic Flintham and Andrew Thomas" stating 1663 HCU as having a Halifax Mk.IIIa (MZ294, SV-Z). Does anyone know the difference between a Mk.III and Mk.IIIa? Thanks, Dan
  6. I know which panel now, here's what I could find again. Dan
  7. Are these okay Neil? Not too sure which panel you're on about, I'm thinking of the emergency exit in the cockpit above the pilot or the top of the wall behind the pilot. Anyway, I've included what I could find. Dan
  8. I've played with the Levels in Photo editing software, hopefully the Dark Green is more visible now?
  9. Hard to make out it as it seems very faded but isn’t the very front of the nose Dark Green?
  10. The second image of the unidentified Blenheim has the codes MQ-W
  11. From British Aircraft Armament Volume 1 by R Wallace Clarke:
  12. Very unfortunate to have been lost 3 days later going to the same place. IWM image blown up here: Dan
  13. I think PO-T could have been mistaken from the image as instinctively it looks like "PO" is "T" with the bottom left of the "O" appearing to be a roundel. Edit: Bomber Command Losses 1944 by W R Chorley lists LM583 as PO-O lost 29/30 August 1944 on an Operation to Königsberg. Bomber Command War Diaries by M Middlebrook and C Everitt have two entries for raids on Königsberg by Lancaster of No.5 Group, those being 26/27 August and 29/30 August. Dan
  14. LM583 was PO-O, note the "PO O" near the Bomb Aimers blister. Not denying it could have also been another letter but it was also lost wearing O. PO-P from ADF serials could be an easy typo with O and P being next to each other on the keyboard. Also the decal sheet X72195 contains what looks to be a black cross for the tail rather than the correct blue one. Dan
  15. From "The Bomber Command War Diaries" by Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt 25/26 August 1940 "103 aircraft were dispatched on operations and aproximately half of these, mostly Hampdens and Wellingtons, were sent to Berlin."
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