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Spitfires of the Netherlands East Indies

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Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXc - 2-VLG-V, The Military Aviation of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army, 1943










(Just wanted to use these markings after seeing the Buffalo and the Curtis-Wright CW-21B Demon in NEI markings)


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Beautiful, pity that we didn't have them, though - even if they had been around in 1941 -42- I don't know if they would have made the difference.... Hurricanes however had been shipped to the Neth. East Indies and delivered in crates but there was no time left to assemble them, let alone to do some pilot training....A Hurricane would be an "almost  what if."...........  Apart from that, I don't know how well these early Spit's and Hurricanes (Merlins) performed under tropical conditions....,  

Post war, no 322 Sq operated Spitfires during the "Politionele Acties" ("police actions") against the Indonesians on Java but that was in standard (ex) RAF camouflage.... 

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