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2 hours ago, Dave Fleming said:

So the big Airfix kit had the right codes but the wrong serial

the shape and size of the codes on P3166 VY-Q and P3854 VY-Q are different. 

P3166 are taller, and the Q has square corners.   The 1/24th Airfix kit has code style correct for P3854 BTW.

There are several high quality shots of P3166 and P3854 here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/144949377@N05/albums/72157704898371932

 

HTH

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3 hours ago, Dave Fleming said:

 

Edit: Suggestions that OK1 was actually N2520. From photos looks metal winged.

N2426 last fabric wing built (except for the batch in 1940)

N2520 TOC 26 October 1939, Pilot date 1 December, delivered 3 December, 27 MU no date, 213 Sqn 29 March? 1940, Station Flight Northolt 31 May? 1940, 5? MU 10 June 1940, Station Flight Northolt 18 June 1940, Station Flight Sd? Carney? 19 December 1940, 3 SFTS 26 January 1941, Cat E 23 May 1944.

 

11 Group HQ was at Uxbridge N 51° 34' W 0° 28.5', Northolt Airfield N 51° 33' W 0° 23' for those who lack a detailed map of the London area and prefer target co-ordinates.

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49 minutes ago, Troy Smith said:

the shape and size of the codes on P3166 VY-Q and P3854 VY-Q are different. 

P3166 are taller, and the Q has square corners.   The 1/24th Airfix kit has code style correct for P3854 BTW.

 

 

very true, thanks for the link

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10 minutes ago, Geoffrey Sinclair said:

 

N2520 TOC 26 October 1939, Pilot date 1 December, delivered 3 December, 27 MU no date, 213 Sqn 29 March? 1940, Station Flight Northolt 31 May? 1940, 5? MU 10 June 1940, Station Flight Northolt 18 June 1940, Station Flight Sd? Carney? 19 December 1940, 3 SFTS 26 January 1941, Cat E 23 May 1944.

 

11 Group HQ was at Uxbridge N 51° 34' W 0° 28.5', Northolt Airfield N 51° 33' W 0° 23' for those who lack a detailed map of the London area and prefer target co-ordinates.

 

That would be South Cerny, which was the home of 23 Group Communications Flight as well, which ties in nicely with Park's post BoB appointment

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1 hour ago, Troy Smith said:

 

There are several high quality shots of P3166 and P3854 here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/144949377@N05/albums/72157704898371932

 

HTH

 

The one I've not been able to find is a decent hi-res copy of the one on the cover and title page of Fighter Squadron at War.  IWM has a slightly fuzzy copy, but it would be interesting to see a modern verison

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On 25/06/2020 at 09:44, Geoffrey Sinclair said:

P3760, CFF 11 June 1940, SOC 19 August 1940

Air Britain - 17 Missing, presumed shot down by Bf110 Nr Ofordness 11.8.40

 

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this has 3 possible fits with 17 Squadron from Air Britain, 

P3760, P3780, P3788.  On a lower resolution's, the P37 is clear, and the next two could be 80 or 88, 

hard to tell what the last two digits are, but on a full page blow up (open it in a new tab) this looks to be P376*

Nothing else P376* apart from P3760 fits.

 

Have we got another photo serial tie up?   Do I need to get out more? 

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On 25/06/2020 at 09:44, Geoffrey Sinclair said:

P3757, 1 RCAF Sqn 26 June 1940

and another photo  :yahoo:

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This option is on this sheet

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72225

 

though when it was done this would have been assumed to be metal wing.......

also on the sheet there is 

Serial unknown LE-T 242d;
P3757 YO-G 401 (City of Westmount) Sqn RCAF RAF Croydon;
P3021 TM-N 504

find the serials, and you can do V7203, LE-T, and you could probably modify the N of TM-N to a V to do P3774

X72225_5.jpg?t=

 

cheers

T

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Wow, what an interesting thread.  Too bad Mr. Molson didn't tip over P3757 a little more so we could see the gun ports.  But I guess after this thread, I'll be using Airfix to build YO-G and not Arma.

 

Thanks for the education guys!
 

Jim

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On 8/24/2020 at 7:57 AM, Troy Smith said:

There are several high quality shots of P3166 and P3854 here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/144949377@N05/albums/72157704898371932

What a fantastic series of photos! Thanks for providing the link. I see he has similarly interesting photos of Hurricanes in other squadrons. 

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