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Ingame decals using historical (on air and ground vehicles)

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Hi members!
 
I wrote in a suggesion topicban, that would be good an addition to the game, about how using historically (wich vehicle, on where,...) the ingame decals on the planes and ground vehicles. I think I make a topic with this theme, because It will not be created according to me. I want show here the historical pictures and illustration, what find in this theme.
 
The first is "Eric Lock's Victory hand sign", what now available.
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the picture made from his Spitfire MK V (look the "Victory Marks" under the canopy), but
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Eric Lock used a Spitfire MK IA in the early times (without this art) - usable on this too maybe if somebody want
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and the second is an opposite side
the German 10.(N)/JG 26 "cat" decal
This is Joachim Bohner Jever with his Bf 109 D1 (on two side under the canopy) - this isn't in the game, but the decal usable the early Bf 109 E versions because 18 Feb 1940 the unit redesignated 11./JG2
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a squadron painting exaple (Battle of Britain)
 
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I hope you will like this topic and my informations and remarks!
I wait your ideas, remarks, informations, anything what real historical and help!
AND
I wait the questions and requests!!

 

Regards,

Thiky

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the next two from the Allied inscriptions:

the first decal is unhistorical now, but I show here the historical

"The Pacific Pioneer" - B-29 bomber and look the "Victory Marks" on the nose

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The second isn't entirely historical too, but similar.

Andrew Boyd Ketterson's "Hot-Box" - Spitfire Mk IX - No. 412 Squadron RCAF

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a squadron painting exaple

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the first ground insignia is the French 2nd Armored Division "2e Division Blindée"

This was a bigger unit vith many vehicle. - this division insignia usable at the green unicolor painting

M3 Stuart two side (M3A3 version - isn't in the game)

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or two on skew front/side armour

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M4 Shermans two side (M4, M4A2, M4A3 (105) HVSS, M4A2 (76) W)

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with Victory Marks

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M10 two side

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Half-Tracks two side

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and on front fender

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addition here

https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/304770-ingame-decals-using-historical-on-air-and-ground-vehicles/?p=5983243

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an other decals from RAF

Tally-Ho - No. 609 Squadron - this was the squadron motto

(the Tally-Ho is a British phrase, what they used at the foxhunting - this is a mark shout to the hounds at the target spotting)

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R.P. Beaumont's Typhoon - I don't saw on other plane yet, but the squadron used Spitfire Mk I and Mk V versions earlier.

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looks good the Wing Commander mark after the art

 

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and looks good the Victory Marks under the art

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and an other allied ace's nose art

Dominic Salvatore "Don" Gentile's "Shangri-La" (Shangri-La is a mythical kingdom hidden somewhere in Hollow Earth in the Tibetan beliefs and this inspired  the fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by author James Hilton)

P-51B - 336th Fighter Squadron

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looks good the Viktory Marks under the canopy

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but he used an similar (Buckeye-Don) nose art on an US Spitfire MK V (1942)

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and the third (Donnie Boy) on a P-47D-5 (Jan. 1944)

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Two decals from the Battle of Britain

Willie McKnight's "skeletons" - under the canopy on two side of Hurrican Mk I - He fight with this plane only, because he died early.(Jan. 1941)

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the enemy side

German 9./JG 26's winged lion decal - Bf 109 E3 and E4, but usable at all E version with early painting - on two side under the canopy

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an US tank inscription

"Hurricane" - on case two side of M4 - 66th Armored Regiment

on the simple green painting (Omaha Beach in Jun.1944) - look the one star on the top of turret

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and later on camouflage painting

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Bill Cosgrove's "Eat-Em-Alive" (a reference to the Richmond Football Club, because he played in this team) art - on nose of Beaufighter Mk VIC - No. 30 Squadron RAAF (usable on the Mk 21 too, because it have Australian painting)

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squadron painting exaple

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Roger Charles Macdonald Kimpton's "demonic kangaroo", but missing the half nose art - under exhaust of the P40 Kittyhawk - No. 77 Squadron RAAF

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squadron painting exaple

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USAF 1st Pursuit Group's "Adam and Eve" unit decal - P-40 - China, 1942

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on the two side - looks good before the "flying tiger" art

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American Volunteer Group's painting in China

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the Philippines 1st Division “Tabak” (Sword) decal

 

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I found two vehicles with it yet. (I read the Philippines used M10 tank destroyer too, but the unit...)

two side of M4A1

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and later on center of front armour of M41 and here looks good the Daisy Mae decal too on the turret side

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390th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion's "Gollywampus Gremlin" (The origin of Gremlins, mischievous, goblin-like creatures who took great delight in sabotaging planes, dates back to the first half of the 20th century.) decal

M13, M15, M16 - I dont know, that used this insignia on the later vehicles (M19, M42) too

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on the two side of M16, behind the door - looks good the white star too

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on the gun turret sides of M15 with a white star

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"From Hell" decal on a side of a M26 Pershing

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RAF No. 80 Squadron "Bell" insignia - Gladiator Mk I and II, Hurrican Mk I and IIC, Spitfire Mk Vb, Vc, IX, F.24, Tempest Mk V, Canberra PR Mk.7 - usable on tail at same and close types - flown over north Africa, south Europe and western Europe

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and with the later insignia (bell on spot)

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two nose art of RNZAF No. 30 Squadron - TBF Avanger

Charles Gordon Gladstone Prior's "Plonky" (this is a slang from an alocholic, who is partial to cheap drinks) nose art - right side, after the engine cowling

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"Flying Kiwi" - unidentified New Zealander TBF Avanger from the No. 30 Squadron - right side, after the engine cowling

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The source was a caricature (Who said the kiwi couldn't fly?) in the "The New Zealand Railways Magazine" from 1939.

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Roundel of the New Zealand on the fuselage and on the wings (over/under)

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German "Schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 653" insignia - Tiger (P) Ferdinand, Pz.Bfw.VI Tiger (P) - the unit later used Jagdtiger too, but I don't find picture from this insignia on it.

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on the front armour at the barrel - looks good on back, if you use the decal with two side

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the Balkenkreuz used on the two side and back of case

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on the front armour

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the Balkenkreuz used on the two side and back of the turret

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Luftwaffe ""II.(Schl)/LG.2"" insignia used on Bf 109 E

on the two side of the engine cowling

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similar painting from another Stab

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Well, thanks, I was always wondering what tank "From Hell" was used on. (I was assuming an M18, lol)... Cant exactly attach pictures, but for what it's worth I know a few of 'em. "In The Mood" was an M4A1 76 (and an M10 Wolverine, the M4A1 76 replaced it), "Adolph's Assassin" was an M12 (artillery), "Franche-Comte" was an M7 Priest (more arty, lol), and im pretty sure "Destruction" was on an M5 Stuart (along with a use of that Red Devil emblem)... I dont know the divisions or much extra info off the top of my head though.

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Well, thanks, I was always wondering what tank "From Hell" was used on. (I was assuming an M18, lol)... Cant exactly attach pictures, but for what it's worth I know a few of 'em. "In The Mood" was an M4A1 76 (and an M10 Wolverine, the M4A1 76 replaced it), "Adolph's Assassin" was an M12 (artillery), "Franche-Comte" was an M7 Priest (more arty, lol), and im pretty sure "Destruction" was on an M5 Stuart (along with a use of that Red Devil emblem)... I dont know the divisions or much extra info off the top of my head though.

These are great infos! Thank you!!  :salute:

I search and show here the pictures!

 

"In the Mood first saw combat at Villers-Fossard on June 29, 1944. 3rd AD was ordered to attack German positions to give the nearby XIX Corps a chance to straighten out their front lines. During the battle, In the Mood was credited with killing 70 German soldiers and three armored vehicles before it was destroyed by Panzer fire. The crew survived and christened a new Sherman as "In the Mood."..."

 

So

 

Lafayette G. Pool's "In the Mood" (after the Glenn Miller song) - on case two side of M4A1 (76) W - I Company, 32nd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division

turret and sides without white star

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I glad, if I see you like and see this topic!!!  :)s

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"Adolph's Assassin" - right side of M12 155mm GMC -  Alpha Battery, 991st Field Artillery Battalion

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"Franche-Comte" (Free County - this is a former administrative region and a traditional province of eastern France - "Franche Comté de Bourgogne" (Free County of Burgundy))

the first from your infromation:

on case left side of M7 Priest looks good over the 2nd AD insignia - 31st Firing Battery, 64ème Régiment d'Artillerie, 2nd Armored Division (French)

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BUT

I can show another version, what now usable

on case two side of M4 and looks good before the 2nd AD insignia - 3rd Company, 12ème Régiment de Chasseurs d'Afrique, 2nd Armored Division

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and looks good the "French Armored Force" insignia on front armour right side

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AND later the "Franche-Comte II" M4A1 after, when the first destroyed

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"Destruction" - M5A1 - D Company, 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division

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I found only this original picture yet - "Red Devil" insignia on the case two side

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the next is the Polish Air Force insignia at RAF (to many Polish player) - they used many plane type

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PART 1

Fighters:

Hurricanes - under/before the canopy

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two side under the exhaust

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under/further back the canopy

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on two sie of fulsage behind the RAF roundel - at No.306 Fighter Squadron

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Spitfires - under/further back the canopy

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two side under the exhaust

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on two sie of fulsage behind the RAF roundel - at No.306 Fighter Squadron

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under/before the canopy - rarer
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British P-51 - two side under the exhaust

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a specialty - British captured Bf-109 - No.318 Fighter-Reconnaissance Squadron

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POLISH ROUNDEL ON RUSSIAN PLANES

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PART 2

Bombers:
Welingtons - nose two side - looks good the "victory marks" under it
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Lanchasters - nose two side - looks good the "victory marks" after it
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British B-25s - nose two side
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British B-24s - nose two side
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Heavy Fighter/Attacker
Beaufighter - two side behind the canopy
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and with standard RAF camouflage

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Mosquitos - nose two side - Victory Marks around the insignia OR

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under the canopy

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Nice to see you found those! Certainly to see the exact pics again. Only other bit of info inscription-wise is that I "think" Big Shot was an M53 or M55 (or was that Bigfoot?), i'm also pretty sure there was an M10 called 'In The Mood' as well, pretty sure it was Pool's tank before the M4A1. But yeah, I've got this thread in my favourites, quite nice to see someone dedicated to finding some sources!

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Nice to see you found those! Certainly to see the exact pics again. Only other bit of info inscription-wise is that I "think" Big Shot was an M53 or M55 (or was that Bigfoot?), i'm also pretty sure there was an M10 called 'In The Mood' as well, pretty sure it was Pool's tank before the M4A1. But yeah, I've got this thread in my favourites, quite nice to see someone dedicated to finding some sources!

I glad, when I see you follow my topic!!  :salute:

I search your "In the Mood" M10, but I dont found yet. This doesn't mean that it wasn't yet.

 

"The 3rd Armored Division landed in Normandy on June 24, 1944 with years of training but no combat experience...In the Mood first saw combat at Villers-Fossard on June 29, 1944."

 

"...He successively commanded three Sherman tanks, an M4A1, and two M4A1(76)Ws, all of which bore the nickname “IN THE MOOD” I-III..."

 

"...In the Mood took its own hits in the fighting and was destroyed three times. The first tank to bear the name was destroyed at Villers-Fossard. The second was destroyed by friendly fire from a P-38 on August 17, 1944..."

 

"The third and last was destroyed on the night of 15 September while CCA was attempting to force the Siegfried Line at Munsterbusch, southwest of Aachen. The tank was hit by an ambushing Panther, and while Pool was trying to back his damaged Sherman up, the Panther hit it a second time. The second round caught the tank on the edge of a ditch and flipped it over. The same round blew Pool out of the commander’s hatch, seriously slashing open one of his legs with a shell splinter. The leg was so badly mangled that it had to be amputated."

 

This tank (and Audie Murphy's M10) inspired the "Fury" movie.

 

I found a picture from M55 "Bigfoot" (inscription on barrel), but I found only one illustration from M55 "Big Shoot" (inscription on edifice) unfortunately yet.

 

The M40 has the nickname "Big shot" yet.

 

I think not sure, that this is a real nickname from WW2.

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M40  - SN.840 - RN.40195650 - “Big Shot”

 

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"A single pilot vehicle was used in the European Theatre in 1945 by 991st Field Artillery Battalion...From there it was deployed during the Korean War."

 

I see, that the developers like the inscriptions of survivor vehicles.  ;)s

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