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Gaëtan Marie

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  1. Hello. I've come upon a photo of Spitfire VIII JF716 with what is to me an unknown antenna on the rear fuselage, slightly forward and above of the serial. The photo can be seen here : https://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/9055 (I'm not posting it here for copyright reasons) Does anyone know what this antenna is ?
  2. Hello Christian. I have very little skill in modelling so I only focus on illustrations ! // Bonjour Christian. Je n'ai presque aucun talent de maquettiste, donc je me contente des illustrations ! Thanks a lot, Graham ! I don't have a copy of Gifts of War so this is very useful.
  3. Hello, I've been trying to gather photos of white-stripped Operation Rutter aircraft these past few days, and I haven't been able to find much. So far these are the ones I've been able to confirm FWIW (via photos only - no written reports) : * Spitfire Mk Vb AA853 WX-C of Wg Cdr Stefan Witorzeńć, CO 2nd Polish Fighter Wing. (NB: this aircraft may actually not have been used by Witorzeńć) * Spitfire Mk Vb BM579 FN-B of Rolfe Arne Berg, No 331 (Norwegian) Squadron. * Spitfire Mk Vb BM324 “Tomana” GW-S, of Wg Cdr Dupérier, No 340 (Free French) Squadron. * Spitfire Mk
  4. Hi all, I'm Gaëtan Marie, author of one of the profiles shown here. I'm joining the conversation very late, but I thought I should indicate that I did use the post-crash photo of KM121 that SteveBrooking mentions as reference for the profile. I'm afraid I'm not at liberty to post the reference photo. It is indeed not of very good quality, although the copy I was provided has a decent size. Steve has a point about the size of the letters: I probably made them a bit larger than they should be. I'll have to look into it some more. All profiles should always be taken with a grain of sa
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