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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #375 on: July 29, 2013, 10:14:05 PM »
Grumman developed the F3F-1 early version, which was rejected by the US Navy. The Confederate states bought them. They used them partly as a torpedo-fighter plane. With a small torpedo it was successful. The torpedo was partly inside the fuselage by take-offs and when in the air lowered in attack-position. Here are two from their Navy.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #376 on: July 30, 2013, 02:30:46 AM »
Love the last one. :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #377 on: July 30, 2013, 04:55:57 AM »
Thanks!! :)

Here is another one with retracted torpedo from VCF-3, and one used by the Confederate airforce at Barksdale in 1937.

regards
Lauhof


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #378 on: July 30, 2013, 06:17:44 AM »
very nice.......

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« Reply #379 on: July 30, 2013, 08:05:02 AM »
Excellent artwork, Lauhof.  :)

However, in Confederate States Navy service, the USS Richmond and the USS Jefferson would be known as CSS Richmond and CSS Jefferson. "USS" stands for United States Ship, whereas "CSS" would mean Confederate States Ship.

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« Reply #380 on: July 30, 2013, 02:31:29 PM »
Excellent artwork, Lauhof.  :)

However, in Confederate States Navy service, the USS Richmond and the USS Jefferson would be known as CSS Richmond and CSS Jefferson. "USS" stands for United States Ship, whereas "CSS" would mean Confederate States Ship.

Thanks Klaus for reminding me. I'll fix it.

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« Reply #381 on: August 01, 2013, 01:47:55 AM »
In 1941 the Confederate Navy used the F3F-1 for training. The CSMC still used their F3F-1's for close combat. here is one from CTU-2 and one from the CSMC, squadron VCMF-2.

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Lauhof



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #382 on: August 02, 2013, 03:42:05 AM »

Hello Lauhof,

I heard it once said that California, as an independent nation, was the 8th strongest in the world.  What would a Republic of California F3F-1 look like?  Would you be willing to take up the subject?  :D

I like the new direction you are taking and look forward to your next profiles  :)

Best regards,

CPT Mike

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #383 on: August 02, 2013, 05:46:47 AM »
The F3UL-5TD was also delivered to the Indonesian Navy by Fokker at the end of the fifties. Mid fifties Australia ordered also F3UL-5TD's for two squadrons. They were immediately used in the Suez-crisis. For the 830 squadron plane I used the color and roundel ideas from Richard (Gekko1).



Thanks for the recognition Lauhof, much appreciated, good work!

Cheers

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« Reply #384 on: August 02, 2013, 01:24:52 PM »

Hello Lauhof,

I heard it once said that California, as an independent nation, was the 8th strongest in the world.  What would a Republic of California F3F-1 look like?  Would you be willing to take up the subject?  :D

I like the new direction you are taking and look forward to your next profiles  :)

Best regards,

CPT Mike


Hi Mike,

I'll give it a try. Some British will be first.

regards
Lauhof
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #385 on: August 02, 2013, 01:26:01 PM »
The F3UL-5TD was also delivered to the Indonesian Navy by Fokker at the end of the fifties. Mid fifties Australia ordered also F3UL-5TD's for two squadrons. They were immediately used in the Suez-crisis. For the 830 squadron plane I used the color and roundel ideas from Richard (Gekko1).



Thanks for the recognition Lauhof, much appreciated, good work!

Cheers

Richard.


You're welcome and thanks for the compliment

regards
Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #386 on: August 02, 2013, 03:35:43 PM »
Looking back F3UL-5 profiles in #348 as well as Suez 1956 can't help but think "Migs be cautious".  :)

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« Reply #387 on: August 02, 2013, 07:35:08 PM »
Looking back F3UL-5 profiles in #348 as well as Suez 1956 can't help but think "Migs be cautious".  :)

Thanks, i think so too!

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« Reply #388 on: August 02, 2013, 07:37:03 PM »
The Royal Navy ordered the F3F-1 early version in 1937 and put them alongside the Fairey Swordfish as fighter/bomber in their efforts to engage the Nazis. Here are two:

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Lauhof



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #389 on: August 02, 2013, 08:07:32 PM »
Oh they do look good and frighteningly believable too, its just the sort of thing the Air ministry would have done if they were available.

Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #390 on: August 02, 2013, 09:17:53 PM »
Arrggghh!!!! Just when I knew what I was doing with my F3F, you go and do this!!!  ;)

The '39 RN and dark grey Confederate ones are great!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #391 on: August 02, 2013, 10:37:25 PM »
The Royal Navy ordered the F3F-1 early version in 1937 and put them alongside the Fairey Swordfish as fighter/bomber in their efforts to engage the Nazis. Here are two:

Those are great, lauhof!  Very nice!

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« Reply #392 on: August 03, 2013, 12:15:35 AM »
Thank you al Guys for your kind remarks! :)

regards
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« Reply #393 on: August 03, 2013, 12:18:20 AM »
In 1940 the Australian Government ordered several F3F's after  the good assessment by the Royal Navy, but they wanted a second man on the plane for radio- and armament-handling, so Grumman came with the F3F-1B. Here is one from the 5 squadron stationed at Bougainville.

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« Reply #394 on: August 03, 2013, 12:23:33 AM »

Hello Lauhof,

I heard it once said that California, as an independent nation, was the 8th strongest in the world.  What would a Republic of California F3F-1 look like?  Would you be willing to take up the subject?  :D

I like the new direction you are taking and look forward to your next profiles  :)

Best regards,

CPT Mike


In 1938 California obtained a slightly independent status inside the Union and got the opportunity to maintain their on defence forces, so they declared war on Germany in 1939 and got some F3F's from Grumman. Here is one from VCAF-2 at Point Mugu.

regards
Lauhof

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« Reply #395 on: August 03, 2013, 08:58:16 AM »
Love it! Keep those Grummans coming  :)
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« Reply #396 on: August 05, 2013, 04:21:40 PM »
Thank you!

The Confederate Government ordered an scout-bomber version of the F3F, the SB3F for their Navy. The plane was alos bought by New Zealand. Here are two examples:

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Lauhof


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« Reply #397 on: August 05, 2013, 10:35:53 PM »
The F3F-1A early version was used by the Marines from CSA and USA and it was a very smooth handling kit. Here are three which were doing ground-attacks in the Pacific.

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Lauhof



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #398 on: August 05, 2013, 11:02:36 PM »

Hello Lauhof,

I heard it once said that California, as an independent nation, was the 8th strongest in the world.  What would a Republic of California F3F-1 look like?  Would you be willing to take up the subject?  :D

I like the new direction you are taking and look forward to your next profiles  :)

Best regards,

CPT Mike


In 1938 California obtained a slightly independent status inside the Union and got the opportunity to maintain their on defence forces, so they declared war on Germany in 1939 and got some F3F's from Grumman. Here is one from VCAF-2 at Point Mugu.

regards
Lauhof





Hello Lauhof,

That was an outstanding Californian F3F!  :)  Thanks for taking my request.  I am wondering how long it will be before we see a Dutch F3F; possibly one from the Dutch East Indies AF... :D

Thanks again,

CPT Mike

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« Reply #399 on: August 06, 2013, 01:46:08 AM »
Thanks Mike,

Dutch ones are in the pipeline

regards
Lauhof