Guerre d'Indochine...1/48 Grumman F8F-1B Bearcat, Armée de l’Air
After the French Corsair, my dad has finished the next French subject.
Hobbycraft kit, Barracuda Studios wheels, Eduard seatbelts, gunsight from the Hasegawa F4U-7 kit, EZ Line for the antenna wire, plastic rods for the two whip antennas, plastic rods and lead wire for the brake lines.
Painted with a mix of AK Real Colors Darks Sea Blue and RLM83.
Too late for WW2, replaced by jets as a fighter in Korea and outclassed by the Corsair as fighterbomber in Korea, US Bearcats didn´t see combat action. But the French Airforce made good use of them in the Indochina War from 1951 to 1954. The model shows an aircraft of GC 1/22 "Saintonge".
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