In light of the upcoming SoW campaign in DCS, I thought it would be a good idea to research the true aircraft serial numbers used by EAF squadrons.
In the DCS load out menu we can change the aircraft squadron codes, aircraft letter and serial number, provided it is in the MH… alphabetical range. Unfortunately we cannot change the alphabetical part of the serial number in the DCS load out menu and I guess this can only be changed by modifying the skins. The good news is that I have found more than 40 real serial numbers in the MH range, so there are enough for everybody to have their own personal aircraft letter and serial number.
Attached is a list of all MH serial numbers used by EAF squadrons :
DCS Spitfire EAF serials.pdf (31.3 KB)
To insert the details for your aircraft in DCS :
Call up the comms menu / select F8 Ground Crew / select F1 Rearm & Refuel / in the Board Number box delete and replace text.
Example : If we enter LOD526 in the box, the aircraft skin will show ‘LO’ as sqdn code, ‘D’ as aircraft letter with MH526 as the serial number.
BTW : The example above is the correct ID’s for the aircraft flown in 602 squadron by P Clostermann from the Free French air force.
(If the 602 boys don’t mind, I would like to impersonate this pilot, as my native 79 sqdn never flew Spitfires !)
I have only been able to identify two or three aircraft letters, so if anyone has more details, please let me know and I will be glad to update the pdf file.