Ian P's Dark Corner

FSX WW2 Scenery and whatever else I put here!

  • ICAO Code: X6BN
  • Location: Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Type: Operational Coastal Command
  • Parent: RAF Coastal Command
  • Current Version: 0.1
  • Download link: Download
  • Required Libraries, Ted Andrews, Bill Womack, IJP

 

The Mosquitos of the Banff Strike Wing were technically tasked with attacking Axis shipping in the North Sea and along the coast of Norway. As if this wasn’t dangerous enough, however, they also struck shore targets, flak positions, Luftwaffe airfields… basically, if they could find it, they attacked it, often in consort with the Beaufighters of the nearby Dallachy Wing and escort fighters from Peterhead to keep the Focke-Wulf 190s off the strike Wings’ tails.

Often cited as being the inspiration for the fictional 633 Squadron, the real Wing were no less famous, as they were commanded by Group Captain Max Aitken, the son of newspaper baron Lord Beaverbrook. They were also, however, an exceptionally effective force and thus renowned in their own right.

The airfield itself is located on the coast of the Moray Firth, at the village of Boyndie, West of Banff itself. While the layout of the airfield is still clearly visible on aerial and satellite photographs, the Nissen and temporary wooden hutting that made up the station are now gone, replaced by farm and light industrial buildings.

This version of Banff is classed as being a “beta” aerodrome and is has a number of issues, as well as numerous missing structures. It is, however, fully usable within the sim.

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[Waiting for final version!]