FAA Corsairs

Discussion in 'Aircraft Markings and Camouflage' started by dahut, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. dahut

    dahut New Member

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    Am looking for colors and markings for these birds. I found an excellent source for the clipped wings these birds sported after the initial batch, but I would like to find the color reference(s) for these.
     
  2. Wuerger190

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    Do a search the Hyperscale forums for this. There's been quite a few posts about FAA Corsairs there recently. One had a comprehensive breakdown of colour/markings, if I remember correctly.
     
  3. Tinplate58

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    It depends which period you are interested in.Early deliveries were standard FAA scheme....
    Extra Dark Sea Grey FS36118 (ANA 603 Sea Gray US equivalent)
    Dark Slate Grey (the green shade ) FS34096 (depending on weathering could be close to Olive Drab 41 / ANA613 )
    Sky FS34424 (ANA 610)
    Fuselage codes ( the RN called them "symbols" ) usually in sky.
    Later Corsairs ( F3As and FGs ) were in current USN colour of Glossy Sea Blue FS15042 ( ANA 623) with markings white.
    National insignia as RAF in Europe but Insignia Blue and White in Eastern Fleet / East Indies Fleet; same colours in Pacific Fleet but with bars as US insignia.
    The code system was rather complicated and changed at various times (usually letter-number-letter).
    Nick
     
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