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Author Topic: Mk IX's on D-Day  (Read 2764 times)
dlf24
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« on: December 16, 2009, 04:13:41 AM »

I need reference material that shows "clipped" wing Mk IX's with invasion stripes (if they even existed) This Tamiya kit deserves my building as accurate a model as possible.

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magnusf
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 09:49:53 PM »

I have gone through all Spitfire litterature I have and I have found no photos at all of the combination clipped wing/invasion stripes on a Mk IX that can be dated around D-day. They get very common later during 1944 (mostly IXE and XVIE) but from D-day I have found nada! If you go for normal wing tips there are plenty to choose from though!

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 07:11:47 AM »

Come to think of it, to answer my own question. Weren't all British and American aircraft carrying invasion stripes during the Invasion ?
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 09:39:21 AM »

Invasion stripes were applied to all aircraft participating in the D-day landings no matter if they were US or British.

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