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F4F-3 BuNo 3976 flown by Lt. Com. John Thach. Note that the position of the starboard letter is a little different from the port side. The demarcation line of fuselage camouflage is unusual. I think this aircraft had been finished in overall light gray and blue gray was painted lately. The second profile is BuNo 3986 flown by Lt. O'Hare. Details of the markings of his aircraft have a supposition.

 

 

F4F-3  Pacific theater

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/f4f3_top.gif

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/f4f3_bottom.gif

 

 

 

 

F4F-4

 

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/f4f4_side

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/f4f4_top

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/f4f4_cross

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/f4f4_front

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/f4f4_bottom

 

FM-2 front view and cross section drawing

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Next one is the anti-submarine scheme FM-2 of unknown squadron. However, VC-36 of USS Core CVE-13 in the Atrantic of 1944 is the similar scheme and marking style. So it might be this squadorn.
 

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/fm2g102.jpg

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/fm2_side.gif

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/fm2_top.gif

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/fm2_bottom.gif

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/fm2_front.gif

http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/fm2/fm2_cross.gif

 

Martlet Mk.IV s/n FN114 code φ9*F belonging No 893 Squadron of HMS Formidable in the Mediterranean. Details of this color profile contain a little supposition. This aircraft features the IFF antenna line.

 

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                                                                                                                                                                         F4F-4

FAOTW 8,715mm(28ft7in)
D&S (F4F-3) 8,773mm(28ft9-3/8in)
In Action No.84 8,839mm(29ft)
In Action No.191 8,763mm(28ft11in)
Factory drawings 8,920mm(29ft2.8in approx)


 

FM-2

FAOTW 8,800mm(28ft10in)
In Action No.84 8,763mm(28ft9in)
In Action No.191 8,814mm(28ft11in)
Factory drawings 8,718mm(28ft7-7/32in)
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