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An interesting detail on bomber painting in WW2


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zen_monk_ #1 Posted 21 July 2020 - 04:48 PM

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I didn't know this.

 

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apartclassic #2 Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:58 PM

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Interesting find, thank you. As a sidenote, as we talked about gunships some time ago - such gunships were posted in a sort of similar role as the assemby ships, being central in their respective combat boxes. Of course their job wasn't to help with 'bunching up', but they were characteristic enough (e.g. twice the number of barrels than regular planes) to become a nucleous for a formation.

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Really enjoyed the whole video...and no, I didn't know about this either. Learnt something new....not a bad day!:great:

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GonerNL #4 Posted 22 July 2020 - 08:02 AM

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I had heard about assembly ships before, but still a very interesting story.

Must have one those Aircam Aviation series booklets about them ... somewhere.


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nitemare_gary #5 Posted 22 July 2020 - 10:16 AM

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Nice video!

They also did something similar when making the Battle of Britain film. A B-25 was painted up to allow easy formation flying behind it, and it's tail gun was swapped out with a camera. 

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