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#4399000 - 01/09/18 05:06 AM P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes  
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P-51D Petie 3rd over heavy snow Ardennes map in QMB. (retextured map mod by cyberolas)

On the morning of 1 Jan 45, Petie 3rd flown by Lt. Col. John C. Meyer, was first to takeoff as the Fw190's and Bf109's
began the attack on airbase Y-29. P-51's of the 487th FS quickly took off under fire and their ensuing major air
battle that day came to be known as the Legend of Y-29. For their extraordinary heroism in combat, the 487th Fighter
Squadron was awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation.

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#4399199 - 01/10/18 07:31 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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Moonbeam McSwine was flown by Capt. William T. Whisner, 487th FS, 352nd FG. His wingman on 1 Jan 45 was
Lt. Walter G. Diamond flying Twyla Sue II. Capt. Whisner downed 4 planes and Lt. Diamond downed 1 plane in
the Legend of Y-29 battle.

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Air battle over the winter Ardennes map






#4399387 - 01/11/18 02:32 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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P-51D Petie 3rd over summer Ardennes map in QMB.

#4399744 - 01/13/18 03:15 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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The 352nd FG started to repaint their blue noses with RAF Deep Sky paint in the autumn of '44. It was a darker blue than the medium blue used before.

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P-51D Petie 3rd profile

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P-51D Moonbeam McSwine profile





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#4400093 - 01/15/18 03:22 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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Great pictures seediffy. The old IL2 Sturmovik still holds a special place in my heart as it was the first really good FS that I enjoyed immensely. I spent a lot of time in it from the original through all of its iterations. Your pics bring back fond memories. biggrin

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#4401011 - 01/20/18 12:45 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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That is SERIOUS attention to detail per that blue shading.

AWESOME skins sir.


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#4401767 - 01/25/18 06:01 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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Some really nice screenshots and skins seediffy. thumbsup


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#4401914 - 01/26/18 04:09 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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Thank you for all the replies and comments.


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P-51B "Princess Elizabeth", serno. 42-106449, 487th FS, 352nd FG, flown by Lt. William Whisner in
Apr - May 1944, chasing down a Fw 190A-5.


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P-51B Princess Elizabeth screenshot profile.

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#4402188 - 01/28/18 01:22 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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This is a great sim. Amazing how it still looks and plays well after all these years.
Just got all caught up with the latest Daidelous patch and am ready to rock.
Once I add a few mods of course.

#4402493 - 01/29/18 10:12 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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Very nice shots seediffy.

DukeIronHand, lookup BAT at SAS too. Might be something you like.

#4402526 - 01/30/18 12:53 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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Thanks for the info. I shall do so!

#4402529 - 01/30/18 01:13 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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P-51B Princess Elizabeth vs Bf 109G-6

#4403299 - 02/04/18 06:35 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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P-51D Petie 3rd up close

#4403390 - 02/04/18 05:49 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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I really like the Little B****rd" emblem on the side of Petie 3rd. thumbsup


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#4408257 - 03/01/18 10:24 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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P-51D Petie 2nd

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P-51D "Petie 2nd", 487th FS, 352nd FG, 8th AF, early paint scheme with white letters on Petie and crosses

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P-51D "Petie 2nd", 487th FS, 352nd FG, 8th AF, bold yellow letters on Petie and crosses

#4408299 - 03/01/18 04:28 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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I sold my copies of the IL-2 1946 series a few years ago. I see pictures like this and I'm seriously considering repurchasing. I think I saw it on Steam for seven dollars.


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#4408370 - 03/01/18 11:27 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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Pooch, you can often find it on sale on Steam or GoG for next to nothing.


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#4408375 - 03/01/18 11:44 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: Pooch]  
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Unless you have a huge Steam library I would go for the Good Old Games version. It has caused people fewer problems than the Steam version.
My understanding is that the GoG version is easier to mod too. I don't have the GoG or Steam version so I can't confirm if that is true or not?


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#4408434 - 03/02/18 11:04 AM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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No difference AFAIK.


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#4408610 - 03/02/18 09:44 PM Re: P-51 over heavy snow Ardennes [Re: seediffy]  
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Wonderful screens of the most graceful warbird ever made. Many of those contemporary designs approach art springing from utilitarianism.

I'd say "most beautiful airplane" but the Hughes H-1 holds that title for me. It was a tragedy when the precise replica and it's pilot were lost. The plane could be written off but the pilot was not replaceable.


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