Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat White C34 and C27 using a bridle catapult from NAS Barbers Point HI 1959 01

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat NAS Black F36 NAS Dallas TX 01

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat NAS White 15 over Sand Point Seattle Washington Sep 1943 01

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat NAS White 17 BuNo 40198 taking off from OLF Concord Oct 1943 01

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat NATC White BuNo 41158 NAS Willow Grove PA 1945 01

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat NATC White BuNo 41158 NAS Willow Grove PA 1945 02

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat ATU 2 White MB213 with F8F 1 Bearcat B258 both from NAS Corpus Christi TX 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat color photos US 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat color photos US 02

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat looking very weathered 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NARU White RF25 and RF16 NARU New York NY 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NARU White RF25 NARU New York NY 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NAS White 032 BuNo 94032 NAAS Oceana VA 1951 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NAS White A20 showing BuNo 77693 in formation with White 21 and 26 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NAS White CB191 BuNo 94235, CB184, CB187 and CB200 NAS Saufley Field FL 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NAS White CF16 c 1948 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NAS White CF5 c 1948 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NAS White E9 BuNo 77478 NAS Minneapolis MN 1948 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NAS White FF3 NAS Oakland CA 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NAS White V22 BuNo 94139 over the CVL-28 USS Cabot 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NAS Yellow 3 BuNo 94286 NAS St Louis 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NAS Yellow 50 NAS Glenview 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat NAS Yellow S11 taxi mishap NAAS Fallon 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF(N)-1 White DF33 OTU crashed at NAS Daytona Beach FL 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VMF 321 White K63 and K64 over MCAS El Toro CA 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat White 244 BuNo 71244 second factory run Grumman Bethpage NY 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat brightly colored drone and target aircraft post war 01

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat BuNo 79120 target drone aircraft 01

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat NAS Chincoteague radio controlled drone Virginia 1949 0A

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat NAS Chincoteague radio controlled drone Virginia 1949 0B

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat NAS White 19 Atlantic City NJ c 1946 01

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat NAS White 19 Atlantic City NJ c 1946 02

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat No 11 drone and target aircraft post war 01

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat VU 3 White 59 target drone aircraft 01

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat X3 target drone post war 01

Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat NAS White F1 BuNo 93679 NAS Oakland 1950 01

Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat NAS White F4 BuNo 80167 NAS Oakland 01

Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat NATC White X at NAS Quonset Point RI 01

Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat NRAB Yellow 3 94286 NAS St Louis 01

Grumman F6F-5P Hellcat NAF White 980 BuNo 78980 Armitage Field China Lake 26th Jan 1948 01

Grumman F6F-5P Hellcat NARTU White C3 BuNo 72386 C19 C20 and C26 over Miami NARTU Columbus OH 1950 01

Grumman F6F-5P Hellcat NARTU White C3 BuNo 72386 C19 C20 and C26 over Miami NARTU Columbus OH 1950 02

Grumman F6F-5P Hellcat NARTU White C3 BuNo 72386 C19 C20 and C26 over Miami NARTU Columbus OH 1950 03

Grumman F6F-5P Hellcats VF-11 White W23 and W24 from NAS Barbers Point HI 1945 01

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat Chincoteague NAS radio controlled drone Virginia 1949

F6F-5K, Chincoteague Naval Air Station, Virginia, 1949. F6F-5Ks were used in the United States as unpiloted, radio-controlled drones for the testing of air-air missiles and as aerial targets for the training of Navy Marine Corps crews. These, too, carried recognition markings allowing for quick identification and tracking. The diagonal markings on the tail surfaces identified this aircraft as an unpiloted drone.

Stroje F6F-5K sloužící na základnách v USAbyly používány jako rádiem řízené cílové letouny pro zkoušky protiletadlových raketových střel a i jako létající terče během výcviku příslušníků NAVY a Marine Corps. Nosily výrazný marking, umožňující jejich snadnější nalezení a sledování. Šikmé pruhy na směrovce označovaly bezpilotní stroj.

 Additional Information Eduard plastic models - http://www.eduard.com/

 Chincoteague Island, VA, United States Map

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins - No 3d model at this stage
 
IL2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles (FB), Ace Expansion Pack (AEP), Pacific Fighters (PF), 1946 skins
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5K Target Drone 13
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5K Target Drone NM
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5K Target Drone V0A

  RN Ronnco rtarget@gmail.com

Chronology of the USN in WWII 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945

    Bibliography:

  • Barrett Tillman, Hellcat: The F6F in World War II, Naval Institute Press, 1979
  • David McCampbell article from National Aviation Hall of Fame website
  • Edward Sims, Greatest Fighter Missions, Harper and Brothers, 1962 - This sequel includes U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots
  • Barrett Tillman, Hellcat Aces of World War 2, Osprey

    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

      Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F4U Corsair
  • http://warbirdregistry.org/corsairregistry/corsairregistry.html
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/
  • http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/ Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum New York NY
  • http://www.airzoo.org/ Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum Kalamazoo MI
  • http://www.lsfm.org/aircraft/hellcat.htm Lone Star Flight Museum Galveston TX
  • http://www.nasm.si.edu/nasm/aero/aircraft/grumman_f6f.htmNational Air and Space Museum Washington DC
  • http://www.naval-air.org/ National Museum of Naval Aviation AS Pensacola FL
  • http://www.neam.org/ New England Air Museum Windsor Locks CT
  • http://www.planesoffame.org Planes of Fame Air Museum Eden Prairie MN
  • http://users.ids.net/~qam/qam/ Quonset Air Museum North Kingston RI
  • http://www.aerospacemuseum.org/ San Diego Aerospace Museum North Kingston RI
  • http://www.planesoffame.org/ The Air Museum Planes of Fame Chino CA

 

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