About This File
Spitfire MkIIa, No.609 (West Riding) Sqn, Auxiliary Air Force, Biggin Hill, May 1941
After fighting throughout the Battle of Britain, during which it was based at Middle Wallop and produced a number of noteworthy aces, No.609 moved to Biggin Hill in February 1941. This was the time when the RAF began its 'lean forward' into occupied France, effectively turning the tables on the Luftwaffe and finally taking the fight back to the Continent.
The markings carried in the late spring of 1941 included the Sky 'Fighter Command' band and spinner introduced in December 1940 and returned to the all-Sky undersides again after a brief period from December to April when the port wings of fighter aircraft were once again painted black. At this time, the spinner and band were in fact generally painted not Sky but Sky Blue for some reason; the correct Sky colour appeared more generally in the second half of 1941.
Serial numbers in this pack correspond to aircraft used by 609 Squadron during May 1941, although many of these aircraft were on strength only for some days, for obvious reasons. Where a pilot has been identified as having flown a particular aircraft (The Royal Air Force did not attribute aircraft to particular pilots, although many did tend to have their favourites) that pilot has been listed in the menu. Two pilots of particular note were operational with the Squadron in May 1941; Australian ace F/L John Curchin usually flew P8098 'Z', the Enfield presentation Spitfire, and F/O John Bisdee P8264 'H' which carries his family's fleur-de-lys arms below the cockpit.
For use ONLY with SF2 including the Israel Expansion Pack. This will NOT work if you do not have the stock TW Spitfires installed and working.
Includes 2048 and 1024 size skin sheets.
Model by Third Wire
Flight Dynamics by ShrikeHawk based on TW Spitfire MkIXc
Cockpit by Kesselbrut
Skin, decals, data.ini modifications, formations, sounds and assembly by ndicki
Guns by AvHistory