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the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:37 am
by skyller2s
In light of recent events, im going foward with an Idea that I thought of during my skyfighter days. Ive decided to form the 332nd commemorative fighter squadron. The sole purpose of this squad is to inform, spread, and preserve the legacy of the Tuskegee airmen on Ys. Please note that this will not be a combat squadron, but rather a group of pilots who are at least mildly dedicated to the cause that I mentioned just now. So far the only member right now is me (thus why im in squad development) . I need some ideas on how to get this idea to take flight (no pun intended).

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:47 am
by VNAF ONE
I'd like to help in any way if possible. There is a movie about them to come out in January actually called "Red Tails". If we could get some Mustangs painted up in some red tail schemes that'd be amazing. I like this idea. I also believe they flew another aircraft out of North Africa. The P-40 I think.

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:06 am
by skyller2s
ive found 2 p-51 mustangs and one f-16 in tuskegee fashion in the m.a.c pack A

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:05 pm
by Bombcat
The MAC pack paints are pretty good, but the quality on that P-51B model is quite low. I think you could do better working from Taskforce 58's P-51B's from the Down in Flames pack.

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:21 pm
by skyller2s
Image
well I have 4 to work with the one you mentioned is on the left but the prefered ones are the f-16 and the one on the right, the one in front is the best quality.

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:16 pm
by Gunny
Since the 332nds primary mission was escorting B-17s to there targets.I think including a bomber in the formation would be appropriate for a commemoritive pass.Just my oppinion though. ;)

Aircraft operated:
Bell P-39 Airacobra, 1942–1944
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, 1942–1944
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, 1944
North American P-51 Mustang, 1944–1945

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:01 am
by skyller2s
I think it would also be good if we had a custom tag that featured the 332nd patch

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:39 am
by skyller2s
*major update*

heres a list of things we need to really get going

1. a private forum of ysfhq quite frankly I suck at making websites so I think i can make some arrangements to get a private forum where members can chat with one another and prospective pilots can apply

2.a recruitment ad this one i might make myself but if you have any ideas feel free to let me know

3.a regular server I might ask Iceman if we can barrow his for monthly events and such. im not sure if my laptop can power a server

3.established planes we have a choice of 4 iconic planes my preference is the f-16 and the p-51D from the MAC pack. this is because the are high quality, and able to be armed

4. signature tag or badge to let people know who is in the squadron.

im also open to an airshow team, If anybody would like to contribute please let me know

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:26 am
by Gunny
If I was any good at this graphics stuff I would help bud but sadly I am not :(

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:41 pm
by skyller2s
Gunny wrote:If I was any good at this graphics stuff I would help bud but sadly I am not :(
not to worry gunny Ive began working on a custom signature tag ill post it when im done

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:31 pm
by skyller2s
ok gunny I just updated the current tag what do you think?

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:21 pm
by Gunny
The design is good but I think you need to reduce it down a bit.
Check with Shutter or Waspe to see if it fits regulations for a signature.
Meanwhile I am going to do some research into there war time duty stations.

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:20 am
by skyller2s
yeah turns out that the was to big so I trimmed it down some

if you want to use it heres the link
http://i53.tinypic.com/33c0knp.png

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:36 am
by Gunny
Well I am working on Ramitilli airbase the 332nds last combat station in Italy also found out that there primary airplane was the P-51B not the D model as is popularly believed.All photographic and film reels show the P-51B.They did not receive the P-51D until almost the end of the war.They flew the D in combat but no where near the amount we think.But in more than enough time to shoot down 3 of the 4 Me 262s they racked up.
There is no photographic evidence left of Ramitiilli except some modern aerial photos showing a vague outline of the main field so my imagination and some ground pict will have to do.Also later home.

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:31 am
by skyller2s
I also just completed some minor tags for future members

332nd Image

301st Image

302st Image

99th Image

100thImage

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:23 am
by Gunny

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:20 am
by skyller2s
hey check out this gallery for the 99th paint schemes and aircraft. every aircraft has a story
http://www.balad.afcent.af.mil/art/medi ... asp?page=4

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:05 pm
by Phoenix
I'll join if it helps.

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:19 am
by Gunny
Although I can not speak for skyller2s.I myself thank you Phoenix.But there is still much work to do if this commemorative group is going to take to the air. :D

Re: the 332nd Commemorative fighter group

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:30 am
by skyller2s
Phoenix wrote:I'll join if it helps.
welcome aboard phoenix so far the only requirement is that you know about the tuskegee airmen. were still in need of some modders and members, feel free to add one of the tags to your sig