FAA Corsair, MK II, JT410
My first of three contributions to the Flight-19, WW2 Fleet Air Arm, mini group build.
Corsair MK.II JT 410
Honoring Canadian, Sub Lt. Donald Sheppard, RCNVR, DSC
The only FAA Canadian Corsair ace during WW2.
All victories claimed while flying a Corsair
Aboard HMS Victorious with 1836 Squadron Lt. Sheppard was involved in the attacks of the German ship, Tirpitz.
In June 1944, HMS Victorious left for the Indian Ocean where they were involved in several attacks on Sumatran oil refineries where Don shot down his first victories.
Awarded his DSC in March 1945.
HMS Victorious then headed East to join the British Pacific Fleet and operated with the US Navy during the invasion of Okinawa. Here he claimed his last victory.
2 Oscars destroyed
One Tojo Probable claimed but later confirmed
½ Tojo and ½ Oscar destroyed
One Judy destroyed
After the war he transferred to the RCN.
Promoted to Commander in 1958.
He was CO of an Escort Destroyer in the early '60's.
He retired in January 1974 after serving at NATO HQ
If interested check out these links for more detail and history:
Eagle Editions/EagleCals: Royal Navy F4U's
Shortened wing tips to simulate the FAA style.
Scratch built cockpit fuselage air scoops and exhaust used on FAA Corsairs.
Ak Real Colors:
RC023 Olive Drab
RC024 Olive Drab Faded
RC244 Medium Gunship Grey
RC290 RAF Sky mixed with RC322 RLM 76 Late War
Weathered with lighter colors of the main colors with oil pin washes and dry brushed highlights.
Hope you like and as always...KEEP IT FUN!
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.