USN Fighting Squadron VF-29USN Fighting Squadron VF-29

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat VF-29 White 25 aboard CVL-11 USS Intrepid 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-29 White 14 aboard CVL-28 USS Cabot 1945 0A

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-29 White 14 aboard CVL-28 USS Cabot 1945 0B

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-29 White 17 Arthur Ray Hawkins preparing for launch CVL-28 USS Cabot 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-29 White 20 launched from CVL-28 USS Cabot 5th Feb 1945 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-29 White 33 landing mishap CVL-28 USS Cabot 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-29 White 34 preparing for launch CVL-28 USS Cabot 1944 01

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat VF-29 'White 14' and operated CVL-28 USS Cabot 1944

This Hellcat, as well as others in this kit, wears the typical late-war naval camouflage scheme of overall Gloss Sea Blue. The white symbols on the fin and ailerons identify this aircraft as being from the Cabot (CVL-28). These markings, the so-called 'G-symbols', were sprayed on the aircraft using templates, often not very carefully. The Cabot took part in the war against Japan till March, 1945 when she was sent to the States for overhaul. She survived a Kamikaze attack on November 25th, 1944 and lost 62 men, killed or injured. Carrier Air Group 29 flew from Cabot´s deck from October 1944 to April 1945.

Tento Hellcat z VF-29, stejnì jako další stroje nabízené v této stavebnici, nese typické kamuflážní schéma této fáze konfliktu v Pacifiku, tvoøené lesklou tmavì modrou barvou na všech plochách. Bílé symboly na svislé ocasní ploše a køidélkách oznaèovaly pøíslušnost letadel k CVL-28 Cabot. Toto oznaèení, tzv. G-symbols bylo na letouny støíkáno dle šablon, mnohdy pomìrnì nedbale. Lehká letadlová loï Cabot (CVL-28) se podílela na bojích proti Japonsku až do bøezna 1945, kdy byla odeslána do Státù ke generální opravì. Pøestála též zásah kamikaze dne 25. listopadu 1944, který zranil èi zabil 62 mužù osádky. Letecká skupina 29 pùsobila z její paluby od øíjna 1944 do dubna 1945.

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

VF-29 Tour of Duty: From 1944/09/25 to 1945/03 CVL-28 Cabot CVG-29 King 2: 3xF6F-3, 18xF6F-5

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-5 VF-29 White 23 USS Cabot 1945
  IL2 game skin by RO F6F-5 VF-29 White 23 USS Cabot 1945 V0A

  F6F-5, VF-29, USS Cabot, 1945. RN Ronnco rtarget@gmail.com

  IL2 game skin by WW F6F-5 VF-29 White 7  Robert Murray USS Cabot 1945
  IL2 game skin by WW F6F-5 VF-29 White 7  Robert Murray USS Cabot 1945 NM
  IL2 game skin by WW F6F-5 VF-29 White 7  Robert Murray USS Cabot 1945 V0A

  F6F-5 "White 7" Bu Number Unknown, Flown by Ensign Robert E Murray, VF-29 USS Cabot April 1945. Lt(jg) R E Murray was VF-29's 'Top Gun' with 10.33 confirmed kills, the unit producing a further 11 aces. Operating against Japan, VF-29 claimed 113 victories, including 34 off Formosa on 16 October 1944-Murray claimed four on this day to achieve ace status. Aside from carrying 12 flags, denoting that both Murrays shared 'Betty" claim and a damaged Zeke had also been included in the tall, 15 bombing mission symbols have been painted as well on the side of 'Lucky 7' Blank and No marking too. WW Warwolfe1 WarWolfe1@gmail.com http://www.flying-legends.net/

USN Ships WWII
CVL-28 USS Cabot

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

This webpage was updated 20th March 2018