F4F-4 Wildcat

Aircraft: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat of VMO-155, United States Marine Corps, aircraft "F-8", pilot and serial number unknown, aircraft carrier Nassau (CVE 16), battle of Attu, May 11-20, 1943.

Reference: Cloe, J.H. 1992. The Aleutian Warriors: A History of the 11th Air Force & Fleet Air Wing 4. Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. and Anchorage Chapter, Air Force Association.

Kit: Tamiya #61034 1/48.

Accessories/modifications: Ultracast seat (#48029), replacement exhausts made from drinking straw.

Paint: Tamiya acrylic, Alclad Aluminum II, weathering by oil wash and silver Prismacolor pencil, Testor's Dullcoat from spray can.

Decals: From the kit.

Issues: drop tanks probably not used during Attu sorties from Nassau.

 

Ensign F.R. "Cash" Register (seated) - lost at Attu.

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