What carrier is this from?

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  1. Catch22

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    1/48 Vought F4U-1D Corsair w/"Moto-Tug"

    What carrier is that Corsair from? It's the Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D with mototug. I know the one with the diamond is from the Franklin, but I like the scheme on the picture I posted better, and I'm going to buy it within the next couple weeks. Just curious. Thanks!
     
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    Catch it is the USS Wasp, CV-18.

    Aircraft is "133" from VBF-86, Feb 1945. as per the kit instructions...
     
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    the underwing rockets seem different than the 60lb ones used on typhoons,mozzies and p47,why.yours,starling.
     
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    Thanks Wayne! I will look into that Thunder!
     
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    Your welcome mate!:D
     
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    Thunder, I don't know the size of the rockets but if I had to guess they'd be the 11.5 inch Tiny Tim rockets, and I'm not sure if the USAAF used those or not. That's the only thing I can think of.
     
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    Those are 5 inch HVARs (High Velocity Aerial Rockets)
     
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    Correct mate, HVAR's! The Tiny T's, I think, didn't show up until Korea.....might be wrong though. :oops:
     
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    those look like standerd 5 inch US air-ground rockets
     
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