Author Topic: F4U-1K VF-17 Atlantic Fleet  (Read 550 times)

Offline b29r

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F4U-1K VF-17 Atlantic Fleet
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:40:15 PM »
During February 1945, elements of VF-17 were transferred to the Atlantic theatre as part of Hunter/Killer operations in securing the Atlantic Gap.  The Corsairs used were modified -1D models, with clipped wingtips, but most notably the V configuration tail group.  Lt. Ira Kepford flying off of USS Bogue drew first blood for the Skull and Crossbones Squadron when he made a successful rocket attack on the surfaced U-545 on April 25, 1945.  The unit went on to assist in the sinking of three more submarines before hostilities ended with VE Day.









This is the 21st Century Corsair kit in 1/32nd scale.  The kit of course is pretty basic, but lent itself well to these type of modifications.

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Kem

Offline LemonJello

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Re: F4U-1K VF-17 Atlantic Fleet
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 10:49:30 PM »
Love that Atlantic Scheme! And the mods are all really well done.

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Re: F4U-1K VF-17 Atlantic Fleet
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 04:06:23 AM »
Cool
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Offline Camthalion

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Re: F4U-1K VF-17 Atlantic Fleet
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 05:53:46 AM »
that looks sweet.  Nice work

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Re: F4U-1K VF-17 Atlantic Fleet
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 05:56:53 AM »
That's great! Love the alternate paint scheme.

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Offline Modelnut53

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Re: F4U-1K VF-17 Atlantic Fleet
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 06:15:55 AM »
The Corsair has always been a favourite of mine and your concept is really cool.

Offline FAAMAN

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Re: F4U-1K VF-17 Atlantic Fleet
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 06:36:28 AM »
Now that's a ripper!! 8) 8) 8)
Very well done  8) 8)
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Re: F4U-1K VF-17 Atlantic Fleet
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2018, 07:11:02 AM »
Very nice  :-*
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Re: F4U-1K VF-17 Atlantic Fleet
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2018, 08:47:55 AM »
Looks good.

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Re: F4U-1K VF-17 Atlantic Fleet
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2018, 11:20:43 AM »
Beautifully done and gorgeous model.  Bravo!!