BM597, originally a Spitfire MkVb, painted in blue and having chalked Onwards to "Malta" on the left side on the fuselage dedicated to the Malta Airshow 2005, after returning to the island after more than 50 years.
BM597 flew together with a Hurricane Z5140 at the Malta Airshow 2005, wearing a unique colour scheme as well as the code U-2 that was to join the 603 Squadron.When the aircraft were put aboard the USS Wasp they were wearing standard camouflage schemes but on the deck of an aircraft carrier sailing through the Mediterranean these camouflage patterns offered no protection. The solution was to paint the top surfaces of the aircraft blue. Paint was taken from the stores and applied to the aircraft. There is no definitive colour match because paint was mixed and watered down to ensure there was enough to go around.
I personally could not resist putting her onto DCS's Mk.IXc, being Maltese and having seen her first hand at the airshow. I also think it still looks very unique and attractive, it looks amazing on DCS 2.1.
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