Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 898 NAS (Naval Air Squadron)

Grumman F6F-5 Royal Navy 898 NAS (Naval Air Squadron) B9A JZ807 at Colombo 1945 01

Photo 01: This Hellcat II, JZ807, 'B9A' of 898Sqn, seen at Ratmalana in Ceylon during training for Operation 'Zipper' the squadron was assigned to HMS Pursuer but took no part in offensive operations.

Grumman F6F-5 Royal Navy 896 NAS (Naval Air Squadron) B9H JX675 SEAC 1945 01

Photo 01: Even during the last weeks of war, the markings on. Naval aircraft were still not standardized. This Hellcat II, JX675, 'B9H' of 898Sqn, wore 32in/16in roundels at Ratmalana in Ceylon during training for Operation 'Zipper'; the squadron was assigned to HMS Pursuer but took no part in offensive operations.

Grumman F6F-5 Royal Navy 898 NAS (Naval Air Squadron) B9L JX841 SEAC 1945 01

Photo 01: In contrast to JZ777, this Hellcat II, JX841, bore the White identification bands and the 898 Sqn symbol, 'B9', as well as the name of the pilot's choice. 'Mins' was non-operational aboard HMS Pursller in July 1945,

Grumman F6F-5 Royal Navy 898 NAS (Naval Air Squadron) B9R JX995 at Colombo 1945 01

Photo 01: This Hellcat II, JX995, 'B9R' of 898Sqn, seen at Ratmalana in Ceylon during training for Operation 'Zipper'; the squadron was assigned to HMS Pursuer but took no part in offensive operations.

Artwork Grumman Hellcat MkI FAA 898 NAS B9R JX995 1945 0A

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Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 898NAS B9A JZ807 at Colombo 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 898NAS B9H JX675 SEAC 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 898NAS B9L JX841 SEAC 1945 01

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 898NAS B9R JX995 1945 0A

Grumman Hellcat MkII RN FAA 898NAS B9R JX995 at Colombo 1945 01

 Ratmalana Airport, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Western Province, Sri Lanka 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
 

    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/

 

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