North Front 1939-44; Spitfire Mk.IXE, ICM 1/48

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    North Front 1939-44; Spitfire Mk.IXE, ICM 1/48

    Post  dewertus on Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:59 pm

    Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXE piloted by LtCol Vasilii Antonovich MATSIEVICH, commander of 26 Guards Fighter Regiment of Air Defence of Leningrad - ace with 24 victories (18 individual and 6 shared) - end of 1944.

    26 GIAP-PVO (until November 22, 1942 26 IAP-PVO) throughout the whole war was used in the defense of Leningrad. It is one of the few units who, after promotion to the title of the guards did not change the number. Initially the regiment was part of 7 IAK-PVO (main fighter group used in the Winter War), while in 1942 it became part of 2 GIAK-PVO. In terms of equipment which had been used by the regiment is one of the more "experienced" units - its pilots fought on I-16, I-153, Yak-1, MiG-3, Hurricane, P-40 Tomahawk / Kittihawk, Spitfire, P -39 Airacobra, Yak-9 and La-5/5FN.

    26 GIAP had on board a few very good pilots which had a ace status:

    stLt Ivan Dmitrievich PIDTYKAN - 33 [23+10]
    Maj Ivan Petrovich GRACHEV - 27 [18+9] - sole pilot of the regiment, who obtained victory in the Winter War.
    stLt Vasilii Nikolaevich KHARITONOV - 26 [15+11]
    Maj Ivan Pavlovich NEUSTRUEV - 26 [20+6]
    LtCol Vasilii Antonovich MATSIEVICH - 24 [18+6]
    Nikolai Nikolaevich APOLLONIN - 16
    stLt Dmitrii Efimovich OSKALENKO - 15 [14+1]
    Kapt Nikolai Gavrilovich SHCHERBINA - 11 [7+4]
    Vasilii Artemovich KOREN - 10 [9+1]
    Kapt Mikhail Ilyich RUMYANTSEV - 9
    Nikolai Georgievich MOLTENINOV - 8 [6+2]
    Nikolai Petrovich KHARITONOV - 5
    mlLt Alexei Tikhonovich SEVASTYANOV - 5 [3+2]

    "Mine" pilot was a top regiment ace on Spitfire.




























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    Re: North Front 1939-44; Spitfire Mk.IXE, ICM 1/48

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:26 am



    Very interesting subject , thanks for sharing . and attractive markings on the spitfire to ... cheers

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:38 pm


    thank you fpr posting a very interesting of the well known spitfire

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    Post  matilda on Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:03 pm

    land lease airplanes... sweet.
    just to add that all russian planes with bolt wass in intended night fighter role.

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    Re: North Front 1939-44; Spitfire Mk.IXE, ICM 1/48

    Post  dewertus on Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:27 pm

    matilda wrote:all russian planes with bolt wass in intended night fighter role.

    Unfortunately, I can not agree with your opinion. I know only two types of aircraft which acted as night fighters and had bolt: A-20 Boston and Pe-3. Bolt is a frequently painted mark by the Russians at various planes: Yak-1/3/9, IL-2/2m/2m3, LaGG-3, La-7, MiG-3...


















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    Re: North Front 1939-44; Spitfire Mk.IXE, ICM 1/48

    Post  matilda on Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:50 pm

    can be, can be...
    i just purchase pe-2/3 with some eagle strike decals, there is airplane with a bolt and it write to bolt mean it,s a night fighter...
    how ever, my fah is jet.

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    Re: North Front 1939-44; Spitfire Mk.IXE, ICM 1/48

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:29 pm

    A nice and interesting colour scheme for the most beautiful aircraft ever!

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