Airfix 1/72 scale FAA Corsair

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    No 1842 Naval air Squadron Operation Goodwood HMS Formidable Aug 22nd 1944.

    Calling this one done Did have some issues with a couple of the decals which is why only one walk way marking is on and as normal the canopy
     

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    Good stuff Tim.
     
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    Yep, great job mate!
     
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    Nice one. I never realized the Corsair had clipped wing tips. Unique to British variant?
     
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    Not bad at all.
     
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    Matt, the (British) FAA had to have the clipped wing tips, due to the lower height of the deck head in the British carrier hangers. Typical Brits - let's design a structure where everyone has to adapt whatever is going into it, to fit, rather than making the structure so that, what we want to fit in, will bl**dy fit !!!
    Still, at least we have that old fart from Stratford upon Avon to look back on, (Boring bar steward), and decent beer - sometimes !!
     
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    The wings were clipped by 8 inches to fit British carriers as Terry said. I did this on the 1/48 Tamiya model and if my measurements were correct this is on a panel line.

    Geo
     
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    I have the 21st Century 1/18th scale FAA Corsair hanging from my "man-cave" and they didn't clip the wingtips. Guess they aren't as accurate as I thought! LOL
     
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    Yep...

    Wartime colour photograph of Fleet Air Arm Corsair JT96- coded "530"one of only ten Brewster built Corsairs delivered to the RN in 1944.

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    Nice job. A little note....the Britsh were flying Corsairs with clipped wings from thier smaller carriers while the US Navy was hesitant to fly them off thier carriers. So the marines got them first.
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    A good info Ed. :)
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Wurger....any info on the 9th from the top Corsair, the one with the Roman numeral codes. Can't tell the colors and and have a 1/48 Tamiya waiting to be goofed up.
    Corsair.JPG

    Geo
     
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    #15 Wurger, Nov 10, 2011
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    I don't have any details about the Corsair. It might have been one flown by a Dutch serving with the FAA. Clours look like the standard FAA camo scheme. I mean Extra Dark Sea Grey - FS36118, Dark Slate Grey - FS34096 at tops and the Sky - FS34424 on undersides.
     
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    Thanks Wurger...close enough for me. Codes look 24" in Sky, standard roundels I think.

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    Yep... Just made my focus on the caption of the image. It says it was Corsair III in 1944.
     
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