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KRK4m

Invasion stripes on Mosquito intruders

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Trying to make my cabinet more colourful I've decided to built my Mosquito FB.VI as the intruder operating from the UK in the D-day period of 1944. There are several pictures known of such black-bellied planes from the RAF squadrons No.23 (PZ170), 605 (NS838) and RCAF No.418 (HJ719, HJ722). There's even a FB.VI used for night recce flights over Italy by No.60 Sq. SAAF, but it doesn't sport code letters - just the serial in red. But no one of them feature AEAF stripes on the wings.

My question is whether the abovementioned units were the only ones using the FB.VIs in such (black-bellied) camouflage? EG the Polish No.305 and No.307 Squadrons were also flying the FB.VI (including night intruder sorties), but all photos known to me show their Mossies in standard NF scheme with SGM undersurfaces.

And the main question appears, whether any black-bellied Mossies were flown with AEAF invasion stripes on the wings? The ones I've found have them only on the fuselage underside.

Cheers

Michael

   

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Astonishing! I have never noticed that. Really you can have :

FB.VI with full stripes all around but with SGM undersides   http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/20776/vintage-monogram-mosquito-613-sqn

FB.VI with black undersides but no stripes or underfuselage stripes only    http://www.ascalecanadian.com/2017/04/

Full stripes all around and black undersides, but not on FB.VI   http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2000/mossiems_1.htm

And you need the FB.VI with black undersides and full stripes - total nightmare. You will have to build more than one :)

J-W

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