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Ta183Huckebein

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Reycobras Catrachos: P-63 Kingcobras in FAH service
« on: May 17, 2024, 12:13:41 PM »

While doing some research for a mission project, I discovered that not only was the Honduran Air Force one of only four air forces to operate the Kingcobra in squadron service, as well as the last nation to use it (last examples retired in 1960), it was the only user of the aircraft to not have any skins depicting their aircraft made for Il-2 1946. Time to fix that.

Presenting all five P-63 Kingcobras operated by the FAH. Markings are presented with main and alternative versions, as I've found depictions showing both styles of numerical markings

FAH 400





FAH 401





FAH 402





FAH 403





FAH 404





After the aircraft were retired from service and sold back to the US, FAH 403 was re-acquired as a gate-guardian at Toncontin in Tegucigulpa, initially being painted in a SEA-style tricolor camouflage with the tailcode of "214" (pictures that exist of this scheme are few, and poor quality, so this is largely my conjecture of the camo pattern's layout)





The aircraft was largely neglected at this point, and deteriorated quite badly. At some point, despite the corrosion/filth that had been allowed to build up, the markings were refreshed, and the tailcode changed to FAH 401



Eventually, the aircraft was restored, initially with the side code of "FAH," with the original fuselage code eventually restored, along with a few bomb-markers placed on the cockpit doors.





And finally, a generic example



Skins made using pavelac's template

Link here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ko1zk3esh5lsrwd/ReycobrasCatrachos.7z/file
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Re: Reycobras Catrachos: P-63 Kingcobras in FAH service
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2024, 12:23:48 PM »

Really cool! Thanks for sharing and the research. Never thought I'd see a Kingcobra in SEA camo, really neat!
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Re: Reycobras Catrachos: P-63 Kingcobras in FAH service
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2024, 01:13:39 PM »

Thanks !
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Re: Reycobras Catrachos: P-63 Kingcobras in FAH service
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2024, 01:16:06 PM »

Thanks for the skins, looking forward to trying them out  :)
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Re: Reycobras Catrachos: P-63 Kingcobras in FAH service
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2024, 09:33:38 PM »

excelentisimo!
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Re: Reycobras Catrachos: P-63 Kingcobras in FAH service
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2024, 03:58:55 AM »

Thanks a lot! Interesting liveries, very nice skins…  :)
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