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F6F-5 Hellcat rockets
Holdfast
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 10:17 AM UTC
The colour instructions for the rockets in my 1/48 Hasegawa F6F-5 give olive drab for the warhead and white for the rocket body, no problem. However the moldings have engraved lines around the warhead and rocket body which I assume are for coloured stripes. I would guess that the warhead stripes will be yellow for high explosives, but what colour are the rocket body stripes? An educated guess would be brown. Any ideas?
Mal
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 10:22 AM UTC
scanning a picture which may help you, wait ten minutes
Holocaust59
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 10:32 AM UTC
Holdfast, paste this link below into your explorer window thingy, ignore the top pic it's for someone else, the rocket looks all white to me on this pic.

http://www.wonderland59.freeserve.co.uk/messengers%20picture%20upload.html
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 10:52 AM UTC
Thancks Holocaust59, yep does look all white but the warhead looks different to the model. There also appears to be a dark coloured band just above the flange on the rocket body.
Mal
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 11:04 AM UTC
Take a look at this pic....you can just make out the tip of the rockets under the folded wing:


I think the Hasegawa instruction are accurate, I never seen and was unable to find any pictures of the rocktes with stripes on them.

Cheers,

CDT Reimund Manneck
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Holocaust59
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 11:14 AM UTC
Two more pics at that link I posted before. All the pics (apart from the F16 obviously) are on board CV-20 Bennington.

http://www.wonderland59.freeserve.co.uk/messengers%20picture%20upload.html
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 11:21 AM UTC
Incidentally, on that picture of the trolley full of warheads, have you noticed that one of the pilots appears to be Han Solo?!!

Take a look!! :-)
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2002 - 04:23 AM UTC
:-) Thanks again Holocaust59, and thanks Bombshell. Those pics combined have given me lots of info. I have no references at all on the Hellcat. Thanks again.
Mal
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2002 - 07:20 AM UTC
Here are a few photos (in b&w, unfortunately) of aerial rockets used on navy a/c:
Escort Carriers
The rocket bodies actuallt look silver in the one photo...?
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2002 - 05:06 AM UTC
Thanks m60a3
Yep they do look silver, or natural metal.
Mal