P-47D - 1st Brazilian Ftr Sq-Jambock C5-2nd Lt. Lima Mendes
(update vs 2.2 - Feb,15th New template, New Spinner, Reworked Cowling latches, several new details and cosmetics)
(update vs 2.0 - New template with wireframe, Chrome spinner, New Jambock Pilot included and skin for the Livery Contest)
(update vs 1.3 - Chrome MG Covers, Jambock Pilot Included and cosmetics)
(update vs 1.2 - Covers all P-47D Models)
A bit of History:
The First Brazilian Fighter Group was created in 1943. The training was performed by the Forward Echelon in Florida, then as a Group in P-40s in Aguadulce, Panama, and Sulfolk, New York, flying P-47s. It had a Squadron size.
During the World War II , the Group was attached to the 350th Fighter Group in Italy as the 4th squadron (1944-1945). It was based initially in Tarquinia and later in Pisa. Due to low on replacements, the pilots extended the Tour of Duty until the war end.
"Jambock" was the callsign used by the Brazilian Fighter Group during the war and still is in used today (flying F-5EM and F-5FM). "Jambock" name has an Indonesian/South African origin (sjanbok or Sambok) and means "animal skin or wood whip". It was a kind of whip.
About this Livery:
The livery is as historical as possible.
2nd Lt. Lima Mendes flew 95 combat missions during WWII. He flew most of the time as "Blue Five" on his "C5", a P-47D-27-RE SN 44-19660. He was the pilot that inspired Cap Fortunato do draw the face of the Ostrich in the Jambock Squadron Patch. After he return from the war to Brazil, he became a Fighter Instructor Pilot in Santa Cruz Air Force Base. On July, 30th, 1947, while landing at that base, his wingman collided with leaving no chance to bail out. He died when the airplane impacted the ground. He has a statue at Santa Cruz Air Base to honor him.
The Patch on the nose means:
- Ostrich - Brazilians can take and handle anything;
- Hat - The Brazilian Air Force Pilot;
- Shield - The Thunderbolt toughness and the Pilot protection;
- Blue and the 5 Stars - Brazilian Sky and the "South Cross constellation";
- Pistol - the Jug fire-power;
- Cloud - the airspace, "the pilot's floor";
- Red Background - the blood of the brazilians WIA and KIA;
- "Senta a Púa!" - Group Motto and means "Go for it!" in a "free translation";
Later, after the war, it was added a Flak Cloud to represent the enemy AAA.
How to install:
Extract the 1st Brazilian Ftr Sq-Jambock C6-Goulart folder to your C:\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World OpenBeta\CoreMods\WWII Units\P-47D-30\Liveries\P-47D-30 folder.
Remember to double check your HD drive letter and DCS destination folder.
Extract the 1st Brazilian Ftr Sq-Jambock C6-Goulart folder to your C:\Users\"YourUserNameHere"\Saved Games\DCS.openbeta\Liveries\P-47D-30 folder
If you don't have that folder, you may create it.
Remember to double check your HD drive letter and Saved Games destination folder.
Any feedback is well accepted. Btw, there is a texture problem on the side insignias that I could not solve. The rearmost part of the lateral insignias are kind metallic. I think it will be solved with the future template.
All the best,
- Senta a Púa - Rui Moreira Lima
- FAB na Segunda Guerra Mundial - Luciano Monteiro. (Modelling book)
- Heróis do Céu - Legends by Rui Moreira Lima and Meira - Action Editora
- A História do 1 Grupo de Caça 1943-1945 - John W. Buyers
- The 350th Fighter Group - Schiffer
- Luiz Lopes Dornelles - Alessandria 26 Aprile 1945 - Francesco Carrer
Jambock Documentary (very good English Closed Captions): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DTROkLVpM4