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Gloster Gladiator Mk.II RAF No.247 Sqn(Battle of Britain)
Texture for Strike Fighters 2.
RAF No.247 Squadron was the only Gladiator unit of the fighter command by the Battle of Britain.
No.247 Sqn operated from Roborough Fleet Air Arm Station(Plymouth)with detachments at Exeter.
Formed from the Shetland Fighter Flight No. 247 Squadron was reformed at Roborough FAA Station on Aug 1, 1940.
By Aug 13, 1940 only one flight was recorded as operative. Same by Sep 7, 1940.
Tasked with the defence of the south west of England including the ports of Plymouth and Falmouth, the squadron's first action came on 25 September 1940, when a force of 24 Dornier Do 17s escorted by 12 Messerschmitt Bf 110s flew over the English Channel from France and crossed the coast at Start Point, heading towards Plymouth.
Then Gladiators were used a night fighters, vectored by ground control radar.
At 19:15 on 6 November 1940, the last engagement by a home-based Gladiator was fought when P/O R. C. Winter of 247 Sq. intercepted a He 111 off Falmouth and claimed to have damaged it.
The squadron flew Gladiator Mk.II from Jan 1940 to Feb 1941 and start conversion in Hawker Hurricane Mk.I from Dec 24, 1940.
No.247 Sqn operated with Gladiator Mk.IIs, only exception K8049, a old Mk.I(not included in the present set).
All 13 serial numbers are after real No.247 Sqn Gladiators:
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PilotData included photos of the main aces of the RAF and Luftwaffe by the Battle of Britain.
Pilot number are sequencial after set "StrikeFighter2 Great Britain RAF WWII" by Viper.
Included all RAF and Luftwaffe units of the Battle of Britain(Spitfire, Hurricane, Defiant, Blenheim
Gladiator and Luftwaffe Bf 109, Bf 110, Ju 87, Ju 88, He 111, Do 17 and units from Seenodienst-Küstenfliegergruppen).
Luftwaffe units organized after Gruppen, included Stab(no individual Staffeln numbers).
Wrench and Cocas for the original model.