Jump to content

Recommended Posts

No not another when's it going to appear thread. This is more of a where can I get stuff from thread. 

 

In anticipation of the kits arrival, I'm  looking to source some markings for a 97 Squadron aircraft.

 

My problem is that there are so few references on the internet I will not be in a position to provide any form of artwork for masks /decals other than the squadron serials which are OF with the aircraft I would look to produce being  OF -A serial R5548 (although this is not set in stone)

 

This aircraft possessed nose art for which, again, I cannot find accurate images.

 

Iv'e look at 97 sqdn association without any real success so guidance as to where how i can get these markings would be great. 

 

Thanks in anticipation 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm afraid it's going to be a very hit and miss affair Pharty, you might get lucky by finding a picture in one of the "Lancasters at War" volumes but it really is down to whether any of the crew "posed" in front of their Lanc and then if the picture had come into the public domain. Good luck!

Max

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

And this one:

 

Joe's Kite

 

Service: 97 Sqn del'd 10-5-43 OF-J, 100 Sqn del'd 30-9-43 HW-?, 625 Sqn del'd 13-10-43 CF-C, SOC 18-6-44

 

Fate: Shot down, 12/13 June 1944 against Gelsenkirchen

 

IjPPUwb.jpg

Edited by Wouter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

And this:

 

Queen Elizabeth - R5548
Service: 97 Sn OF-A
Fate: Destroyed by fire, 28 December, 1942, England
 
sZstlCU.jpg
 
Spurius - ED862
Service: 97 Sqn OF-P
Fate: FTR, 29/30 July 1943 - against Hamburg
78iWIlf.jpg
 

Sri Garuda - L7522

Service: 97 Sqn OF-V, 83 Sqn OL-N

Fate: FTR, 21/22 February 1942 - against Stavanger

5TpCyzW.jpg
 

Sri Sajah - L7463

Service: 97 Sqn del'd 29-9-41 OF-P, 106 Sqn del'd 20-1-42 ZN-L

Fate: FTR, 23/24 February 1942 - against Rostock

2hCADOM.jpg

 

Unknown

Unknown Identity - possibly 97 Sqn

h9vZeM6.jpg

 

 

 

Back to work :-)

Edited by Wouter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Your images appear to have been Photobucketed, Wouter!

 

Kev

That means, other can't see them?

 

Uploaded images through imgur, should work now

Edited by Wouter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wonderful images

Just quite sobering to think that FTR means the crew almost certainly died (I read that The Lanc was a death trap once hit and going down - just impossible to get out of, esp when compared to the Halifax or Sterling).

Thanks again for posting

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This kit is my most wanted ever since it got announced. I've done the 72nd and got the 48th along with every bit and bob of extras. When HK said its coming in 32nd that was it for me.

 

My grandfather flew in one for 39 missions and survived the war along with his crew of Aussies and brits.

 

This is a morning after the night before when they returned on 2 engines to Marston in Kent. Shipped back to North Lincolnshire the next day then back out on another raid the following night.

 

HKa3Ub5.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×