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zen_monk_ #1 Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:51 PM

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The crew of this RB-17 stationed in East Germany decided to defect to the West so they secretly painted the unmistakable symbols of western corruption before the flight - the intercepting fighters let them through.

 

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klbergmen #2 Posted 21 January 2019 - 03:57 PM

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This reminds me of this incident:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Belgium_MiG-23_Crash

Although then only the planed defected and the pilot stayed behind.



RoyalFlyingCorps #3 Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:42 AM

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That’s hilarious. :)

zen_monk_ #4 Posted 09 February 2019 - 09:57 AM

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...and after a successful escape they went to testing grounds with the new markings.

 

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RoyalFlyingCorps #5 Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:51 AM

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Good work again.  I rather wonder if you find this more fun than actually playing the game though!

zen_monk_ #6 Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:20 PM

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It did consume me, frankly. For a week or so I was learning Gimp from scratch experience in that kinda software, layers and interlacing  stuff, found the right fonts (Amarillo and Stencil if anyone's interested), buffed my history facts, researched the planes we fly - when exactly were they built, why, what team of engineers did what, at what bases they were stationed, at what time, who they fought against,  and made up stories on each plane. Designed nose art and planes names - it was the most fun.

 

Now I'm finished, all done what I wanted to do. Anything new will be quick - now I know the software and have the templates - and I'm back in game to specialize Sabre, Hunter and this new premium B&V.

 

But it was a great week or two. I had a blast. Here's some:

 

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RoyalFlyingCorps #7 Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:56 PM

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I note the 1979 album by The Clash, London Calling, there.  That was a very good year for music.  Some of my favourites to this day were released that year.  Incidentally, that cover was a homage, or was inspired by an Elvis Presley lp cover.

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zen_monk_ #8 Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:21 PM

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Yep, London Calling is one of my desert island records. I felt it adequate for British pride in Javelin. And 1979 was rocking' year for music.

 

That Elvis' cover is considered the most influential ever. Here's only a few.

 

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