new release from
markings for 1 P-40B and 3 P-40Es from 112 Squadron RAF based in North africa
during 1941-2. These aircraft were flown by famous aces Neville Duke and
Clive Caldwell. They are the result of much new research into the
subject. They feature accurately rendered sharkmouth markings, full
national markings in authentic colors (not found on other sheets).
Mk.IIb, AK402 GA-F (US designation P-40C)
112 Squadron RAF. Flown by Pilot Officer Neville Duke. Based at Fort
Maddelena, Libya. November, 1941.Neville Duke was one of the highest scoring
Allied aces, with 27 kills by the war’s end. While flying AK402, Duke was
shot down on Nov 30, 1941 by Otto Schulz of 4/JG27. He belly landed safely.
AK402 was delivered in factory scheme of Dark Green/Dark Earth and DuPont
Light Grey. Dark Green was overpainted in the field with Middle Stone
applied freehand with a spray gun. Camouflage demarcations are a little
wider than normal, probably 2”. Undersides were repainted Azure Blue. No
wing leading edge stripes. Wheel hubs azure. Note repainted patch behind
code letter F.
Mk.I, AK578 GA-V (US Designation P-40E)
112 Squadron RAF. Flown by Flying Officer Neville Duke. Based at Gambut,
Libya. February, 1942.Duke, while flying AK578, scored a victory over a
Macchi C.200 on Feb 14, 1942. Delivered in Dark Green/Dark Earth and DuPont
Light Grey. Repainted in the field by covering the Dark Green with Middle
Stone, applied freehand with a spray gun. Note irregular Dark Green
background behind serial. Camo demarcations wider than normal, probably
2-3”. Undersides repainted Azure Blue. Note overpainted corner of port
fuselage roundel. Non-standard wing leading edge stripes in yellow. Wheel
Mk.I, AK772 GA-Y “London Pride” (US Designation P-40E)
112 Sqdn. RAF. Flown by P.O. Burney & Sqn Ldr. Clive Caldwell. Based at
Gambut, Libya. Spring, 1942.This aircraft was shot down on May 30, 1942.
Painted in a similar fashion to GA-V, but with very dark blue undersurfaces.
Much discussion with researchers has taken place. Most think it is Dark
Mediterranian Blue, while others favor Deep Sky. Take your pick. Dark Green
rectangle around serials and no yellow wing leading edge stripes. Wheel hubs
dark underside blue. A very worn and dirty airplane.
The instructions are
clear and includes all necessary views to assist painting and decal placement.
The decals are beautifully printed on 2 decal sheets with one smaller insert
decal sheet. The 4 pages of instructions include also include black and
white line drawings for stencil placement. The
decals are printed by Cartograf, and are very thin with minimal clear film and
perfectly in register. Instructions feature fully rendered color profiles
and detailed painting and marking notes.
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The P-40 naturally suits the
sharkmouth with it's large chin intake and this decal sheet features 3 of these
sharkmouth P-40 and even a high scoring ace is featured on this decal
sheet. It's good to see some RAF P-40's as they appeared during their time
in North africa.
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