RV Petrel - new F4F & TBD photos (the Lex again)

Joined: October 1st, 2005, 3:36 am

March 14th, 2018, 5:16 pm #1

The RV Petrel Facebook page posted 10 photos of the F4F's and TBD - about 6 of which are new (to me, anyway).

Has been exciting to see these aircraft in their original "First Team" colors - always liked that color scheme the best of the various WWII variations for some reason.

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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:09 pm

Here T-12 shows the mistake in marking for which T-5 got a repaint.

March 14th, 2018, 5:27 pm #2

National marking right up against rear of 'pit and aircraft number further forward.





Also a picture of the opposite side of the Wildcat, presumably F-5
Steven “Modeldad” Eisenman

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Joined: November 15th, 2005, 7:52 pm

Wow, those are incredible photos!

March 15th, 2018, 7:25 pm #3

I can't believe how clear the colors and markings are; you can see clearly the differencec in the painting and red color of the bottom Japanese flag compared to the two above it.

All I can say is WOW!!

Cheers!

Rick
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