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SPAD VII 180 HP skins pack - N 561 - 10 different planes

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#1 J.j.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 16:01

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Hop! Forgot something very important! This work is a collaboration between myself, actionjoe, and Barda! They have realized more skins than me! Let's give Cesar what belongs to him ;)

Here a complete skin pack of the SPAD VII used by the Escadrille N 561 in Italy, from July 1917 to 1918. Indeed, France send as early as 1915 a small Escadrille, N 92/In to help rpotect the city of Venice, which was bombed by Austro-Hungarian planes and seaplanes. Nieuport X, XI, XVII, XXIII, XXIV and XXIVbis, and XXVII were in the Escadrille's inventory. In the summer of 1917, a first SPAD VII 180HP was received (already include in historical skinpack some time ago, the plane of Frédéric Loiseau). Then, after the disaster of Caporetto, 6 SPAD VII were urgently sent to the Escadrille, which was also renumbered N 561 at that time. Also, France sent other Escadrilles, such as N 82 and Spa 69 for the chasse, and recon/bomber escadrilles as well (mainly with Dorand AR 1 and 2 two-seaters).
In the spring 1918, these Escadrilles were called off back to France to face the 1918 German offensives. The only fighter unit remaining was the N 561, which beagn to receive some SPAD XIII.
They continue to fight the Austro-Hungarians till the end of war, claiming 12 confirmed kills and some other as probables.

In the pack are included 10 different planes, used from late 1917 to late 1918:

The plane of Sous-Lieutenant Jean Bignon, with a faun playing flute as insignia. Bignon was credited with 2 confirmed kills, all W 13 seaplanes shot down on November 17th, 1917.

The plane of Maréchal des Logis Henri André Boyer, with a little Pinocchio as insignia:

The plane of Maréchal des Logis Edouard Corniglion-Molinier, with the writing "Ocio! Fiol d'un can! (Watch out! Son of a… in Venician dialect) as insgnia. Corniglion-Molinier shot down one austrian seaplane and one Drachen as confirmed kills with the Escadrille, and two other austrian seaplanes as probables. In june 1918, he left the N 561 for the Spa 162 in France with the rank of Sous-Lieutenant. There,he claimed one last kill, which was confirmed. He remained a reservist between the world wars, and in 1939 he was Capitaine in the French Groupe de Chasse GC III/2 (Fighter Group), with Morane MS 406 fighter plane. In May-June 1940, he shot down 4 other German planes, two alone (one He 111 and one Hs 126) and two other in collaboration (two Hs 126), and one last Bf 110 was credited to him as a probable. Since the end of May 1940, Corniglion-Molinier also flew on Curtiss H75A-3 fighter (French version of the American P-36).
After the Armistice, he joined the French Resistance, before fleeing in the USA and Great Britain, where he joined the Free French Air Force. He was appointed commander of the GRB 1 as Lieutenant Colonel in North Africa, flying Blenheim bombers. He became colonel, then General, and in late 1944 was commanding the Aerial Forces of the Atltantic, which were tasked to attack the German pockets on the French shores (Royan, St Nazaire, …). There, he continued to fly war missions, aboard a French MS 500 (Fieseler Storch Fi 156 French copy).
After the war, he was senator and deputy at the Assemblée Nationale, and several time minister, before dying from a heart attack in 1963. An extraordinary man, at the true meaning of the word!

The plane of Sous-Lieutenant Jean-Jacques Darbos, with a cock as insignia. Darbos was credited with a probable kill on July 5th, 1918, while fighting over the Piave river.

The plane of Sous-Lieutenant Xavier Garros (not to be confused with the famous Roland Garros), with a Pinocchio's head as insignia. Garros claimed two Austrian seaplanes while flying in N 561.

The plane of Sous-Lieutenant Pierre de Jumilhac, with a stylized J as insignia:

The plane of Sergent André Lévy, with a bulldog's head as insignia. Lévy was the sole ace of Escadrille N 561, claiming one Austrian seaplane on November 17th, 1917, and as much as five balloons from June to September 1918, before being shot down just after his last kill over another balloon, byt the Flak. Made prisoner, he escaped on November 2nd, 1918, and found a way to his Escadrille, arriving at Lido airbase on November 6th. For his bravery, he was awared the Légion d'Honneur, the Médaille Militaire, the Croix de Guerre with two Bronze Stars, and the Italians awarded him with two Medaglie da Bronzo al Valore Militare, and two Medaglie d'Oro. He passed away on 12 March 1973.

The plane of Maréchal des Logis André Loyseau de Grandmaison, with a chimera as insignia.
Loysau de Grandmaison was credited with the destruction of one Austrian seaplane on August 28th, 1917.

The plane of Sous-Lieutenant Marcel Robert, with a rocking horse as insignia. Robert shot down one W13 seaplane on 25 October 1917.

The plane of Sous-Lieutenant Gabriel Trouvé, with a horse's head as insignia (Trouvé was serving in the cavalry at the beginning of the war)

Historical references:

Aéro-Journal n°39, L'Escadrille de Venise, entre guerre et dolce vita, David Méchin,octobre-novembre 2004.
Avions n°166, les as français de 1918, novembre - décembre 2008.
Albin Denis website: http://albindenis.fr...cadrille561.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://albindenis.fr...r/Site_escadril … lle561.htm
Osprey SPAD XII/XIII aces of WW1
Squadron Signal in action n°93 SPAD fighters



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#2 FlyingShark

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 16:10

Yes :) .

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#3 actionjoe

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 16:13

Of course, yes!
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#4 NewGuy_

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 16:22

Of course, yes!

+1 :D Action Joe summed it up, nicely. :S!: MJ
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Something something SPAD. Something something then dive away. 

#5 Riemann73

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 16:33

Absolutely YES !
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#6 Adler_Blau

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 16:40

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#7 150GCT_Veltro

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 16:54

Yes Sir!

This one is terrific! "Fiol d'un can" is a typical dialect of my area.
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#8 Acasto

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 17:03

Yes Sir!

This one is terrific! "Fiol d'un can" is a typical dialect of my area.
But I think is better not translate :lol:
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#9 J5_Wolf

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 17:56

Nice job!
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#10 wrong_name_400

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 18:40

a voté … :)
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#11 Huetz

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 18:47

Outstanding, great job!
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#12 Blue_44

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 20:19

Itou :S!:
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#13 rOEN911

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 20:19

good job boys,I would like to see some of them having more weathering !
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#14 WWBrian

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 20:43


…might be my new favorite :)

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#15 Cix

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 00:23

GJ Jj …. looking forward to see them! :D
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#16 =Fifi=

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 00:39

Fantastic skin pack! :S!:
(+ 1 for a tiny bit of more weathering)
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#17 Barkhorn1x

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 21:29

Yes indeed!!
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#18 12F_Henri

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:08

Oui. Great job! :S!:
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:12

Yes +1 :S!:
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#20 neuro

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:50

Yes Sir!

This one is terrific! "Fiol d'un can" is a typical dialect of my area.
But I think is better not translate :lol:

"son of a dog", literally. im not from the same area but as an Italian I understand some of the Northern Italian slang (used to be different languages, now merged into different versions of Italian)
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#21 ChiefRedCloud

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 18:43

yes ….
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#22 J.j.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 16:35

So I'm guessing the poll is finished? Any chance these get included in 1.026 patch, with its current time frame?
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#23 Panthercules

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 18:37

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