Iíve always been a huge fan of Twentieth Century design - you mightíve guessed that already. Probably the biggest thing that happened all that time ago on Old Earth was a huge faction-fight called World War II. It was disastrous and ended with the first use of nukes - I hope Lazarus and the Klamp are paying attention. 

Awful though it was, they had some great moth designs and Iíve decided to pay tribute with two full sets of moth skins inspired by the war. It gives you the opportunity to fly a piece of history - and that canít be bad - especially seeing how Titanís future is looking so dubious these days.

A note to history buffs. These moth designs are inspired by real designs - theyíre not an attempt to recreate them exactly. That would be impossible. For the most part the designs lack any squadron markings - I wanted to make them as general as possible. I have included some important aircraft, but what mainly guided me was what would look good on a Titan moth. I have missed out some great machines. Thereís no DeHavilland Mosquito, Lockheed Lightning, FW190, Grumman Hellcat - indeed any naval fighters apart from the Zero. I could go on and on... If you have any requests, then please feel free to email me. If youíve done your own, then thatís even better - send Ďem in.

 

Set 1

 

Set 2

 

Allied Faction

 

France

MB 152

Blenheim

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Fighter

Bloch

Potentially the best French fighter of the war. Arrived too late to make a big difference and most delivered lacked gunsights!

 

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Light Bomber

Bristol Aircraft.

This was a British design which started life as an executive transport. This example was flown by the Free French.

 

Soviet Union

IL2 Sturmovik

LA 7

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Ground Attack

Illyushin

The Red Army Needs Sturmoviks like it needs Bread or Air

Stalin

More Sturmoviks (over 40,000)  were produced than any other aircraft in History.

 

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Fighter

Lavochkin

One of the very best Soviet Fighters. The LA 7 was the chosen mount of Ivan Kozhedub - the highest scoring Allied ace with 62 confirmed kills. The moth skin displays his Hero of the Soviet Union medal - which he won three times. The Russian slogan means, ďFor the MotherlandĒ.

 

United Kingdom

Lancaster

Spitfire

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Heavy Bomber

Avro

One of the greatest bombers of all time. The Lanc dropped 604,612 tons of bombs, 51,513,105 incendiaries and more than 12,000 mines. Lancs also dropped the bouncing bomb used in the Dambusters raid. Fortunately, Psycho Bob doesnít have any, otherwise it would be curtains for Reservoir.

 

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Fighter

Supermarine

The legendary Spitfire was produced in greater numbers than any other allied fighter. Developed throughout the war, later versions had over twice the engine power of the original! This skin is based upon a mid-war model.

 

United States of America

P47 Thunderbolt

P51 Mustang

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Fighter-bomber

Republic Aviation

Largest and heaviest single-seat, single-engine fighter of the war. The P47 was designed as a fighter, but excelled at ground attack. P47 pilots invariably called it the ďJugĒ - short for juggernaut.

 

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Long-range Fighter

North American Aviation.

The Mustang was built to a British specification. Incredibly fast, heavily armed and with a range of 2600 miles the Mustang was the ideal escort fighter for US 8th Airforce bombers. A truly war-winning machine.

 

Axis Faction

 

Germany

Bf 109

Ju 188

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Fighter

Messerschmidt

The Bf 109 first flew 6 years before the war, and was still in production 10 years after itís end. More than 35,000 were produced. Lifelong adversary of the Spitfire, in the hands of an expert, the Messerschmidt could more than hold itís own. The greatest ever fighter pilot, Erich Hartmann, scored most of his 252 kills in a 109.

 

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Medium Bomber

Junkers

A development of the superlative Ju 88, the 188 was a very significant bomber in the mid to late part of the war. Heavily armed, both offensively and defensively it made a formidable opponent.

 

Italy

CR 42

MC 200 Saetta

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Fighter

Fiat

Almost certainly the best biplane fighter of the war, the CR42 was sturdy, maneuverable and slow. Obsolete by the time it met Britainís Spitfires and Hurricanes, it was hacked out of the skies at an alarming rate. A developed version had a top speed of 323 mph, making it the fastest biplane ever, though no production was attempted. 

 

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Fighter

Macchi

One of the more advanced Italian fighters of the war. The MC200 did rather well for a while. Later developments of it stalled and it failed to live up to itís potential. Naturally conservative, many Italian pilots preferred an open cockpit and removed the canopy!
 

Japan

A6M Zero

Ki 27

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Carrier-based Fighter

Mitsubishi

Light, maneuverable and fragile, the Zero ruled the skies over the Pacific for the first part of the war. Later Allied fighters, with vastly more power and heavier guns completely overwhelmed it. In the end, US Hellcats and Corsairs were destroying Zeros at the rate of 11 to 1.

 

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Fighter

Nakajima

One of the most maneuverable aircraft of all time, the Ki 27 was the primary Imperial Army fighter at the start of the war. It proved devastating against the Chinese and Koreans, but was obsolete compared with US and Commonwealth fighters.

Download all of Set 1

  • MB 152 Silver Y skin.
  • A6M Zero Moon Moth skin.
  • Bf 109 Neo Tiger skin.
  • Lancaster Hawk skin.
  • CR 42 Deathís Head skin
  • IL 2 Sturmovik Swallow skin.
  • P 47 Thunderbolt L2000 skin.
  • (1.21 Mb)

     

    Download all of Set 2

  • MC 200 Saetta Silver Y skin.
  • Blenheim Moon Moth skin.
  • Spitfires Neo Tiger skin.
  • Ki 27 Hawk Skin.
  • Ju 188 Deathís Head skin.
  • P 51 Mustang Swallow skin.
  • LA 7 L2000 skin.
  • (1.35 Mb)

     

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