P-47D - Brazilian Smoke Squadron Col. Braga - Fictional.
(update vs 1.0 - Initial Release)
A bit of History:
Smoke Squadron is the popular name of the Brazilian Air Force Demonstration Squadron. Col Antonio Arthur "Braga" was the pilot that has more hours flying the AT-6 and Commanded the Smoke Squadron for many years. Affectionally called "Chief" by many (including me), he was a very kind Commander and beloved by everybody. His demonstrations were breathtaking. He started flying in the Smoke Squadron in 1959 and the very next year he was leading it.
I had the opportunity to watch him flying many times and was mesmerized by his stick and rudder skills. He died December, 8th, 2003 and I attended his very emotional funeral. Of course, the Smoke Squadron flew over it.
About this Livery:
The livery is fictional because it was originally applied to a T-6, but it depicted on the P-47D as accurately as possible. His personal T-6, tail PT-TRB, is in the Brazilian Smoke Squadron Hangar, in the Brazilian Air Force Academy, Pirassununga, Brazil.
How to install:
Extract the FAB-Cel Braga-T-6 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 1FAB-Cel Braga-T-6 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,
Cel. Braga e seu T-6 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NneDzF-oVtM
Col. Braga flying his T-6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyRqkRXFnAw
Esquadrilha da Fumaça 61 anos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqbGlkExu3A