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Battle of Britain Spitfire Model

Posted on November 4, 2009 at 2:06am 1 Comment

I have a RC scale model of a spitfire about 7 foot span, it does not have retractable u/c, therefore must have been launched from a trolley, the markings are Polish red and white quadrants on the nose cowel , letters D B I have been told that it was douglas Baders as used in the film, can anyone verify this.

Thanks iain

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At 1:10pm on October 5, 2010, PAUL said…
hi found that on this sight ,sure you already got that info now ...regards ...paulhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Bader In 1941, Bader was promoted to Wing Commander and became one of the first "Wing Leaders." Stationed at Tangmere with 616 squadron, Bader led his wing of Spitfires on sweeps and "circus operations" (medium bomber escort) over north-western Europe throughout the summer campaign. These were missions combining bombers and fighters designed to lure out and tie down German Luftwaffe fighter units that might otherwise serve on the Russian front. One of the Wing Leader's "perks" was permission to have his initials marked on his aircraft as personal identification, thus "D-B" was painted on the side of Bader's Spitfire. These letters gave rise to his radio call sign "Dogsbody
At 3:30am on August 12, 2010, PAUL said…
HI WORKING ON A SHIP AT THE MOMENT BUT MAYBE LOOK AT THE FILM REACH FOR THE SKY ...I DONT KNOW IF THATS ANY HELP TO YOU ...PAUL
 
 
 

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