Camouflage & Markings – Grumman F6F Hellcat
Inspired by Craig’s beautiful model F6F, I have gathered together my Hellcat profiles. The camouflage schemes shown are all standard, including the British one in temperate sea scheme of extra dark sea grey, dark slate grey over sky undersides. Most of the profiles show post-war USN aircraft and the unit markings on them show a number of different styles which was the case at the time. The situation was complicated not just once but twice over, in 1946 and 1948, by complete redesignations of Naval air units as can be seen in the captions. There’s a pretty good explanation of it for those interested, in Volume 2 of the Squadron/Signal “Navy Air Colors” series, by Thomas E Doll & others, published in 1985.
21 additional images. Click to enlarge.