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    Default The Hunters

    I thought I'd post these two together. Me109 and a Spitfire.
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    The spitfire looks like it has cloth wings. Wonderfully imagined, Graham. I feel an adrenaline rush.
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    Great as ever!

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    Par Excellent

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    Evocative scenes from the Battle of Britain! Great work again!

    Technical question (by layman): Why the yellow highlights on the Messerschmitt? Doesn't that make it a clearer target?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gray View Post
    I thought I'd post these two together. Me109 and a Spitfire.

    Don't know how I missed these, wonderful work Graham.

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    Amazing work, as usual.
    Love it.

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    great as always !


    Quote Originally Posted by Boy View Post

    Technical question (by layman): Why the yellow highlights on the Messerschmitt? Doesn't that make it a clearer target?
    the Luftwaffe used the yellow markings originally in order to identify their planes and avoid them being shot down by friendly fire - on that basis I don't think they would have been that way in the battle of britain, but I am no expert.. it was more likely used in ground strafing when low flying could make identification [quickly] more of an issue
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    Thanks everyone for your kind remarks.
    Joe, handrawn is correct, they were to prevent friendly fire. Both sides lost many planes to friendly fire.
    handrawn, they were painted before and during Battle of Britain in yellow. Allied aircraft used to paint white lines under their wings to prevent friendly fire.

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    thanks for that clarification re the markings, I remember reading somewhere about the yellow markings being used in [the invasion of] Poland for identification
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