P-47D - 1st Brazilian Ftr Sq-Jambock 2 OD-Cadet Danilo
(update vs 2.2 - 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.
The first "event" with this airplane was with Lt Tormim in a maintenance flight. He was bounced over the base by two P-51Ds and he performed wonderfully and managed to "shot down" both of them in sequence. It was an wonderful sight to see that mock dogfight over the base and even the americans were impressed by hi agressiveness.
The other is more historical to the Jambock Squadron history. On Feb, 4th, 1945, Asp. Av. (Cadet) Danilo Moura (flew 11 missions on WWII in Italy) was shot down by flak at Castelfranco, SW of Treviso, Italy, on this P-47D-27-RE SN 42-26783. He managed to bail out, but hurt his tongue, dressed as civilian and started an epic escape from behind enemy lines. He took a month walking, begging food, borrowing a bike and even talking face to face to germans, but made it back to base in Pisa. He walked 140km and lost 22 pounds (10Kg) in that month. Once back to the base, he was grounded to avoid the germans to discover how he escaped in case he was shot down a second time. He became the cars garage manager for the rest of the war.
This event was "traslated" in a squadron Opera named "Danilo's escape!" and it is sung until today by squadron members.
Danilo was the younger brother of the Squadron Comander, Lt Col Nero Moura.
Once back to Brazil, he left the Brazilian Air Force and became a civilian pilot in PANAIR do Brasil Airlines. Later on he became a farmer. He married and had 5 sons. He died in 1990.
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