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Old 02-07-2020, 11:32 AM
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In the fourth week of June 1945, the 201st Squad received 15 Brand new Republic P-47 D-30 Thunderbolts for 28 pilots assigned; the fourteen “borrowed” aircrafts were then returned to the parent 58th FG. The model depicts an aircraft in the scheme used by the majority of the machines used by the 201st Squad. Only Squad Leaders used petals painted on the cowlings. That will be covered in the next delivery. The unit had operated with a peak strenght of 32 pilots and an average of 17 P47s while assigned to the 5th Air Force. They were transferred from Porac airfield back to Clark Field on 30 July 1945, from which limited flying continued. All the missions carried out by the Squad were ground attacking role. This versión had the Black Invasion Stripes immediatly after the cockpit, no Paint into the cowling but some machines used a White cowling, the Mexican Air Force triangle were allowed to paint on the right upper and lower wings and in the rudder the Green, White and Red from the Mexican Flag. Best Regards,Tony.
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Old 02-08-2020, 01:15 PM
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Very good job Tony!
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Old 02-11-2020, 10:37 PM
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In the months after Pearl Harbor it was thought that the central red dot could be mistaken for a Japanese Hinomaru, from a distance and in May 1942 it was eliminated. Changing to the Blue design for the rest of the war. So, why was allowed to paint FAM triangles on the wings of the Thunderbolts? Because of the Black Invasion Bands, with that big bands there is no room for error on the identification. Besides there were Allied air superiority at the vanishing months of WWII.
The Mexican pilots created an acronym for the P-47 Thunderbolt, it was a derivative from the Spanish words: Pe-cuarenta y siete: Pecua
Another misinformation is the use of the Pancho Pistolas logo at the sides of the fuselaje of the Pecuas; categoricaly we can say that in wartime none of the Pecuas carry that decoration. I personaly talk with two veterans of the 201st Squad back in the 1970s and both confirmed this. No photografic evidence confirm this issue as well. The only picture showing Pancho Pistolas is one showing it painted over the wreckage wing of a japanese plane. The 201st Squad named themselves as the Mexican Eagles.
Another anecdote is that of the Aquarium flying Pecuas, it was due to the nicknames of the pilots: the duck, the fish, the frog, the hypocampus, the salmon and the turtle.
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Old 02-12-2020, 04:07 PM
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Interesting information about brands.This type of anecdotes like the ones you comment on are countless in all air forces, and it is very interesting to know some.Thanks Tony!
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:47 PM
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Clarified the issue of the Pancho Pistolas logo and the triangles of the FAM, we now turn to two models that represent the best-known versions of the "Pecua" P-47 Thunderbolt in service with the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force. This scheme was the one used by the Squad Leaders, the fuselage invasion bands go further back and both these and the wing bands carry both white and yellow fillets. It is curious but almost everyone thinks that this is the typical decoration of the Pecuas, when the typical decoration or the great majority presented the decoration that I showed in the previous model. I show image with all the P-47s used by Squad 201 in training and in the Pacific. When I make the Pecuas models already in service in national territory, I will have the complete P-47 collection that I have not even seen in plastic here in my country. And when I have them all and have seen them I will send them to e-cards models.Best Regards, Tony.
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Old 02-18-2020, 06:32 PM
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Very nice line up.Looking at it I'm thinking I just might be able to do something like this from another theatre of operations in WW2.

Excellent work.

btw-will you do post-war P-47s as well?
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:30 PM
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Oh really yeah, B-man!! They will carry the Pancho Pistolas at the fuselage sides; but first I´ll post a Transport (for resting of Thunderbolts). The P-47s Pecuas in servicing in post-war in Mexico will be covered at the second part. Best Regards,Tony.
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Old 02-18-2020, 11:04 PM
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chipocludos / super

very nice Tony
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:43 PM
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Very nice line up.Looking at it I'm thinking I just might be able to do something like this from another theatre of operations in WW2.

Excellent work.

btw-will you do post-war P-47s as well?
Maybe Suomen ilmavoimat versus Voyenno-vozdushnye sili Rossii? Interesting theatre of operations involving many, many models. Regards,Tony
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Old 02-22-2020, 03:02 AM
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.... Suomen ilmavoimat versus Voyenno-vozdushnye sili Rossii?
Ahi wey! me dejaste perplejo, con la pupila cuadrada!/ Very smart, looking forward to it!
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