F4 u1 Corsair capturded

Started by leptiprince, July 14, 2021, 07:34:00 AM

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Based on a decal idea conceived and produced...


War prize?  Or the US joined the Axis?
The F-106- 26 December 1956 to 8 August 1988
Gone But Not Forgotten

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Uh, I like this model colours but I am not allowed to clap my hands with this swastika (in my country, the one of "Le petit prince"'s author) ;)
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


Decals my @r$e!


F4 u1 captured : The aircraft was first delivered to the Royal Navy in November 1943.[3]

While involved in an anti-submarine patrol from HMS Formidable, JT404 was enroute to Scapa after Operation Mascot against the German Battleship Tirpitz, in company with Barracuda of Wing Leader Lt Cdr RS Baker-Falkner, when it was forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Bodo, Norway. The pilot, Lt Mattholie, became a POW, and the aircraft was captured intact with no damage.
The aircraft was ferried by boat for further investigation. It is not known if the Corsair was taken to Germany, although the aircraft was listed at Rechlin in 1944 under repair. This was probably the first Corsair captured by the Germans.


An excellent bit of backstory there.  :thumbsup:

And a TOTAL JMN making a comment on the link!

"The image included on this page is a rather fanciful imagining of a Corsair in Luftwaffe service utilising a late war scheme.  It is NOT a scheme that should be treated as anything but fictional, and certainly not associated with JT404."

Oooer, get you then! :(
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)