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Kopfdorfer

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Ryujo Air Group Sumatra 1942
« on: March 19, 2021, 09:16:33 AM »

Hi Everyone ,

I am wondering whether somewhere any skinner has made a comprehensive set of
generic skins for the Air Group Operating off the IJN Carrier Ryujo for operations in Malaysia
and south to support of  Operation "L" , the Invasion of Sumatra.
I have a boat load of skins , but none particular to these aircraft in this period.
I am finding reference images tough to find as well.
There are A6M images for aircraft of Ryujo , but not specific to this period of operation .
I have found a couple of B5N images for ac flown off of Ryujo , but not specific to this period.
I have not been able to find any D3A images of the Ryujo Air Group generally  , or this period specifically.
One of the articles I have read suggests that only one of the deck elevators on Ryujo was large
enough for modern ac , and that only B5Ns could use the smaller elevator.
Does this mean that D3As were not inlcuded in the Ryujo Air Group ?

1) Does anyone have skins , preferably generic , for A6M2-21s , D3As , and/or B5Ns operating off Ryujo
during this period ?
2) Does anyone have good reference images or articles for Ryujo Air Group aircraft during this period of time ?

Any help appreciated.

Sincerely,
Kopfdorfer
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Re: Ryujo Air Group Sumatra 1942
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 08:38:30 AM »

Thanks CC for your response,

I have acquired a fairly dependable OOB for Ryujo for the Time Period I need -
Feb 1942 - and the Aircraft Complement was still A5M4 Claudes and B5N1 Kates.
Ryujo never had D3As - they were too big for the deck lifts.
And didn't receive A6Ms until later in 1942.

I have workable images and templates to make up my IJN Air Group now -
thanks for your interest.

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