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Tamiya 1/48 F4U-2 Marine night fighter Saipan


F4U-2 Corsair BuNo.02624 No.212 ‘Midnite Cocktail’ flown by Capt Howard W Bollman, VMF(N)-532, Kagman Field, Saipan, 14 April 1944…two kills

these had the bullet proof glass removed for night visibility

should not have had the blown canopy but i preferred it


two kills for a night fighter was pretty extraordinary, this guy was a hunter in a “hot spot”


most of these pilots didn’t fire their guns alot but they saved quite a few ships and downed pilots

they just did their dangerous jobs quietly like most fine military men


night fighter was a hairy dangerous occupation

night take-off and landings…was a kill’in business…relying on instruments a more technical job


18 responses to Tamiya 1/48 F4U-2 Marine night fighter Saipan

  1. Great looking Corsair Bob!

  2. Nice….those Tamiya Corsairs are sweet, ain’t they ? 🙂

  3. A real beauty! Night missions are still no picnic.

  4. Nice work, Bob.

  5. Looks great! Love the Corsair.

  6. You did a fantastic job with the Corsair Bob !!! It just happens to be my favorite plane…………..
    “liked”

  7. Lovely work Bob!

  8. Lovely build with a lot of subtle nods to how well you know your subject. Great finish on her and nice photos.

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  9. Nice Corsair Bob. Good work and excellent painting.

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