The B-17 decaled up with the bling offered by Scale Specialties.
And in flight over Germany with some little friends for support
The last thing the B-17 crew saw two games in a row...
The third game we played was the Heinz Baer scenario from the rulebook, pitting four P-47s against a single Me-262. Here Steve continued with the Me-262 while Perry and Doug split the P-47s. I sat this one out and just refereed.
Steve's masterful handling of the Me-262 led to first blood when he got a point
blank shot and dropped one of the Thuds.
Circling for position.
The second Thunderbolt to go down...
A close pass. It wasn't long after this the third Thunderbolt hit the dirt and the
lone survivor ran for home.
Steve's masterful handling of the Me-262 faithfully recreated the real life outcome in which Baer took down three of the P-47s while taking no damage himself. The Thuds got a couple of shots off, but had no effect. This also saw the inauguration of my home made flight stands. It's a 1" length of plastic tube glued to a washer, with 1/4" doweling in 1" increments for the rods. My fighters all have a nail head glued into the underside so I have a magnet on each rod to hold the plane. The bombers are too big to be held by a magnet, so they have a 1/8" hole drilled in the bottom and I used a pencil sharpener to whittle down a set of dowels enough to fit into the hole and hold the plane up. Worked like a charm, but some of the dowels are a little snug in the tube and the glue is a bit fragile. We only had one catastrophe for the night, which wasn't bad. Heck, I snapped one off just fitting the dowels in it!