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CzechTexan

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Need help for Northern Ryukyus 1945 missions
« on: August 18, 2017, 08:46:51 PM »

I'd like to do a carrier-based Corsair (or Hellcat) campaign to battle against kamikazes and to strike their bases in the Northern Ryukyu Islands.

I wanted to use the USS San Jacinto because I'm a Texan (and because that was President Bush's ship) BUT they only used Hellcats of VF-45.  Sorry, I'm more in love with the Corsair.  The Hellcat is still a possibility though.  And, it might have to be fictional because I don't know if VF-45 flew over those islands. 

I cannot seem to find much information about combat in the Northern Ryukyus. 
Which carriers?  Which squadrons made strikes on the n. Ryukyus?

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Re: Need help for Northern Ryukyus 1945 missions
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 01:23:19 PM »

Hello CzechTexan!
Please check PM!
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Re: Need help for Northern Ryukyus 1945 missions
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 10:12:15 PM »

thanks Lonestar67!

At first I wanted to do Corsairs with the USS San Jacinto...but historically it didn't carry Corsairs, only Hellcats.
I found a VF-45 Hellcat on asisbiz so I've decided to go ahead with Hellcats instead of Corsairs.

That skin is by Ronnco but I noticed it is a different shade of blue than the French Aeronavale Hellcats which are a darker blue (I think by Tromplamort).  Wouldn't the French skins be more correct with their darker blue?
And, a google search for "VF-45 1945" shows photos that seem to have a white cowling - not yellow.  Drawings are white also. 
Hellcat drawings at Markstyling don't have colored cowlings http://www.markstyling.com/F6F.30.htm but photos prove otherwise.
I'm guessing the cowlings were white.  Any input to help with this?
See below...
Hellcat U.S. by CzechTexan, on Flickr

Hellcat Fr. by CzechTexan, on Flickr
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Re: Need help for Northern Ryukyus 1945 missions
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 08:14:48 PM »

Anyhow, here is my rendition of a VF-45 Hellcat  :-*
The Northern Ryukyu Islands campaign should be available very soon.
Navy_Background by CzechTexan, on Flickr
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Re: Need help for Northern Ryukyus 1945 missions
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 08:50:39 AM »

Looking forward to it!
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Re: Need help for Northern Ryukyus 1945 missions
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