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Camouflage & Markings – Spitfire from 1938 to 1940

Creating balance with all my Hurricane profiles so far posted, here are the early Spitfires. With all the literature that has been published on the Spitfire not a great deal is left to say, but here are a few notes for modellers. The first squad[...]

Camouflage & Markings – Some more early Huricane I profiles

Following the good reception of Martin's editorial article using some of my early Hurricane profiles and the requests for more, here is another selection, from July 1938 to late 1940. 111 Squadron was the very first squadron to get them in 1938 [...]

Camouflage and Markings – Hawker Hurricane in the Battle of Britain

At the end of June 1940, following the fall of France, the majority of the RAF's 36 fighter squadrons were equipped with Hurricanes. Both the Supermarine Spitfire and the Hurricane are renowned for their part in defending Britain against the[...]

Camouflage and Markings of the North American P-51 Mustang

The Mustang did not gain it's immortal fame until this American airframe was married with the British Merlin engine. Providing long-range escort to B-17s and B-24s, the Mustang carried the air war to the heart of Germany. By war's end, P-51s h[...]

Camouflage and Markings of the Bristol Beaufighter

Britain's lack of long-range heavy fighters at the outbreak of the war was undoubtedly a source of embarrassment to the RAF. Single-engined interceptors such as the Hurricane and Spitfire lacked the endurance for effective standing patrols, an[...]

Camouflage and Markings of the Messerschmitt Me 109

I believe some readers will raise their eyebrows seeing that I have captioned most popular German fighter ever Me 109 rather than Bf 109. Well, there is an explanation. During my work as the librarian of the RAF Museum I studied several copie[...]