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Hellcat Mk.I/ Mk.II

Hellcat Mk.I & Hellcat Mk.II intro


By 1943, it became apparent to the British FAA that their carrier based fighters were incapable of fulfilling all the requirements demanded of them. An aircraft possessing
required performance, a robust construction, and adequate range to operate from the decks of carriers was sadly lacking. Having had good experience with the Wildcat,
known as the Martlet in British service, the FAA took notice of its successor, the F6F Hellcat. Through loans and lease programs, there was gradually a grand total of
1182 of these aircraft handed over to the British in various versions. The British designation of Gannet F Mk.I was not carried long. Over the course of 1943, it was
decided to readopt the original name, and so even within British service, the aircraft carried the name Hellcat. Differences were limited to designation specifics. The F6F3 received the British designation Hellcat Mk.I, and a total of 252 were accepted by the FAA. The F6F-5 then became the Hellcat Mk.II. A total of 930 Hellcat Mk.IIs
were received, among which were included aircraft equipped for night fighting as the Hellcat NF.Mk.II, and reconnaissance Hellcat PR.Mk.II, or Hellcat FR.Mk.II.
Hellcats of the British naval forces entered combat operations at the end of 1943 from escort carriers off the shores of Scandinavia. They were tasked with convoy escort
duties, along with escorting bomber and torpedo aircraft, and themselves were also tasked with ground attack missions. During the course of these missions, combat with
enemy aircraft was rare. Practically the only recorded combat with German fighters came about on May 8th, 1944, when aircraft from the decks of HMS Emperor
engaged Bf 109 Gs and Fw 190 As from JG 5, and claimed three for the loss of one. Other operational areas included the English Channel, where convoy duties were
fulfilled, and cover for the Normandy landings. In the MTO, FAA Hellcats , along with American fighters, provided air cover for invasions of southern France.
From the end of 1944, and the beginning of 1945 in particular, Hellcat activity shifted to the Pacific. Along with the British Pacific fleet, combat operations were centred
in the vicinity of Malaysia, eastern India, Sumatra, supported American landings on Okinawa and flew recon and ground attack missions in and around the Japanese
islands. Hellcat pilots engaged ground, sea and air assets of the enemy, most often protecting allied shipping from kamikaze attacks and denying enemy reconnaissance
attempts. In the air, British Hellcats destroyed 52 Japanese aircraft. The most successful Hellcat pilots were from 1844 and 1839 Squadrons FAA, flying from the HMS
Indomitable. Combatants from 1844 Sqn accounted for 28 kills, and those from 1839 Sqn twelve.
The career of the Hellcat in British service essentially ended in 1945, when the majority of 12 user squadrons were disbanded or re-equipped with British designs. The
NF.Mk.II and PR.Mk.II lasted in service until 1946. Outside of frontline service, a number of Hellcats were in service up to the early fifties.

V roce 1943 bylo britskmu nmonmu letectvu FAA jasn, e jeho palubn sthaky ji nejsou schopny dostaten splnit vechny poadavky na n kladen. Chybl
dostaten vkonn stroj s robustn konstrukc a velkm doletem, od samho potku pmo uren pro operace z palub letadlovch lod. Jeliko FAA mla dobr
zkuenosti s typem F4F Wildcat, v britskm nmonm letectvu pojmenovanm Martlet, zamila se na jeho nsledovnka, F6F Hellcat. V rmci pjky a pronjmu bylo
postupn objednno a odebrno 1182 letoun tohoto typu rznch verz. Nmonictvem pidlen oznaen, Gannet F Mk.I, tento typ nenosil dlouho. V prbhu roku
1943 bylo rozhodnuto ponechat pvodn nzvy dovench stroj, take od t doby nesl i ve slub u britskho nmonho letectva jmno Hellcat. Rozdl byl pouze v
oznaen verze. Verze F6F-3 dostala oznaen Hellcat Mk.I, celkem j u FAA slouilo 252 kus. Verze F6F-5 pak nesla jmno Hellcat Mk.II. Celkem bylo odebrno 930
stroj Hellcat Mk.II, mezi nimi byly i stroje v proveden pro non sthn Hellcat NF.Mk.II, a przkumn Hellcat PR.Mk.II , nebo Hellcat FR.Mk.II.
Hellcaty britskho nmonho letectva vstoupily do bojovch operac koncem roku 1943 z palub eskortnch letadlovch lod u pobe Skandinvie. Poskytovaly
vzdun kryt konvojm, provdly doprovody bombardovacch a torpdovch letadel a samy toily na pozemn cle. Bhem tchto operac se setkvaly s letouny
protivnka jen vjimen. K prakticky jedinmu stetnut s nmeckmi sthai dolo 8. kvtna 1944, kdy se stroje z paluby HMS Emperor stetly se stroji Bf 109 G a Fw
190 A od JG5, z nich ti dokzaly sestelit pi ztrt jednoho vlastnho stroje. Dal operace probhaly v oblasti Kanlu La Manche, kde se jednalo o doprovody konvoj
a vzdun kryt vylodn v Normandii. Ve Stedozemnm moi Hellcaty FAA, spolu s americkmi stroji, poskytovaly vzdun kryt vylodn v Jin Francii.
Od konce roku 1944, a zejmna zatkem roku 1945, se aktivita britskch Hellcat pesunula do Pacifiku. Spolu s Britskm Pacifickm lostvem se astnily boj v
oblasti Malajsie, Vchodn Indie, Sumatry, podporovaly vylodn americkch jednotek na Okinaw a provdly przkumy a toky na cle v okol Japonskch ostrov.
Piloti Hellcat provdli operace jak proti pozemnm, tak proti hladinovm a vzdunm clm protivnka, piem nejastji se jednalo o ochranu spojeneckch plavidel
ped toky kamikadze a nien neptelskch przkumnch stroj. Ve vzduchu britsk Hellcaty zniily 52 japonskch stroj. Nejspnj byli piloti Hellcat 1844. a
1839.squadrony FAA, startujc z paluby HMS Indomitable. Pslunci 1844. squadrony se na tomto potu podleli 28 a pslunci 1839. squadrony pak 12 sestely.
Sluba Hellcat u bojovch jednotek Britskho krlovskho nmonictva skonila v podstat ji v roce 1945, kdy byla vtina z 12 perut, pouvajcch Hellcaty, bu
zruena, nebo vybavena stroji britsk vroby. st stroj Hellcat NF.Mk.II a PR.Mk.II vydrela ve slub jet v roce 1946. Mimo prvoliniov bojov jednotky zstalo ve
slub nkolik stroj a do zatku padestch let.

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ATTENTION

Carefully read instruction sheet before assembling. When you use glue or paint, do not use near open flame and use in well ventilated room. Keep out of
reach of small children. Children must not be allowed to suck any part, or pull vinyl bag over the head.
Ped zapoetm stavby si peliv prostudujte stavebn nvod. Pi pouvn barev a lepidel pracujte v dobe vtran mstnosti. Lepidla ani barvy
nepouvejte v blzkosti otevenho ohn. Model nen uren malm dtem, mohlo by dojt k poit drobnch dl.
Iire soigneusement la fiche dinstructions avant dassembler. Ne pas utiliser de colle ou de peinture a
` proximit dune flamme nue, et arer la piece de
temps en temps. Garder hors de porte des enfants en bas ge. Ne pas laisser les enfants mettre en bouche ou sucer les pie
` ces, ou passer un sachet vinyll
sur la tete.
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PE - PHOTO ETCHED DETAIL PARTS

COLOURS

BARVY

PEINTURE
AQUEOUS

GSi Creos (GUNZE)

FARBEN
Mr.COLOR

H80

C54

KHAKI GREEN

FLAT WHITE

H90

C47

CLEAR RED

C33

FLAT BLACK

H91

C48

CLEAR YELLOW

C3

FLAT RED

H94

H51

C11

LIGHT GRAY

H305

C305

GRAY

H52

C38

OLIVE DRAB

H306

C306

GRAY

H344

AQUEOUS

Mr.COLOR

H11

C62

H 12
H13

CLEAR GREEN

H54

C14

NAVY BLUE

H58

C27

INTERMEDIATEL GREEN

H74

C26

SKY

MC214

DARK IRON

H77

C137

TIRE BLACK

MC219

ALUMINIUM

RUST

Mr.METAL COLOR

RLM65

E11
PE4
H58
C27

PE68

PE4

INTER. GREEN

PE2
H12
C33

PE8

G35

E12

PE8

FLAT BLACK

PE1
G23
H58
C27
INTER. GREEN

PE10

PE11

PE5

E20

PE6

H58
C27
INTER. GREEN

HELLCAT Mk.I
PE14

H12
C33

H58
C27

FLAT BLACK

INTER. GREEN

G50

PE22
G43

PE20
PE19
PE18

H12
C33
FLAT BLACK

PE16
H58
C27

PE15

PE48

INTER. GREEN

PE17

A
PE21
2 pcs.

PE23
PE27
2 pcs.

PE24

PE3

PE26
PE74

PE3

HELLCAT Mk.II
PE14

H12
C33

H58
C27

FLAT BLACK

INTER. GREEN

PE4

PE9

PE22
G43

PE55
PE54

PE4

PE9

PE53
PE51

PE3

PE48
PE50

PE52

PE21
2 pcs.

PE56

PE57

PE58

PE59
PE74

HELLCAT Mk.II

HELLCAT Mk.I
PE32

H9

PE60
G55

G55
G43
G50
PE38

PE38

PE36

H9

PE36

G43

G50

G55

G15

PE33 - HELLCAT Mk.I ONLY


PE61 - HELLCAT Mk.II ONLY

G53

PE41
H58
C27
INTER. GREEN

PE81

PE46

PE28

PE33

PE49

PE61
PE35
PE41A - HELLCAT
Mk.II ONLY
PE41A
PE80

PE79
PE81

G53
PE31

PE41 - HELLCAT
Mk.I ONLY

PE30

PE40

PE34

PLASTIC

PE62

PE43

PE39

PE70

HELLCAT Mk.II

HELLCAT Mk.I
C1

D1

PE47

PE25
PE44
4

PE44

HELLCAT Mk.II

HELLCAT Mk.I

C2
D2

PE77
PE77
PE78

PE45

PE45
G28

PE42

PE37

PE63

PE45

H316
C316
WHITE

H77
C137
TIRE BLACK

G39

C2 - HELLCAT Mk.I
D2 - HELLCAT Mk.II
C2
D2
PE7
G39
H3+ PE73 - HELLCAT Mk.I ONLY
H4+ PE73 - HELLCAT Mk.I ONLY

H3
PE73
H51
C11

H51
C11
LIGHT GRAY

LIGHT GRAY

H4
PE73
H58
C27

PE29

INTER. GREEN

G2
IF YOU INSTAL
THE FUEL TANK
POKUD SE INSTALUJETE
PD. NDR

C1
D1
C1 - HELLCAT Mk.I
D1 - HELLCAT Mk.II

E2
E16

E3

E7
E6

E15

E13

H12
C33
FLAT BLACK

MC218

G44

ALUMINIUM

G44

H12
C33

PE66

FLAT BLACK

G12

G12

G3
H306
C306
GRAY

G34
H306
C306
GRAY

G52

G52

DECAL 57
H12
C33
FLAT BLACK

PE66

PE12

PE13

G52

G33

H334
RUST

MC214
DARK IRON

H334
RUST

G32
C5, C6 - MARKING

G19

C3, C6 - MARKING

G21

H334
RUST

J3, J4 - MARKING

A1

C4

A ;B
C
D;E ;F

J4

C5

B2
A1 - HELLCAT Mk.I
B2 - HELLCAT Mk.II

A2 - HELLCAT Mk.I
B1 - HELLCAT Mk.II

A2
MC214
DARK IRON

A8

B1

C3

G5

H51
C11
LIGHT GRAY

H58
C27
INTER. GREEN

H12
C33

G54

FLAT BLACK

A3

C6

J3

- MARKING

A ;B ;C

- MARKING

- MARKING

E ;F

MC214
DARK IRON

B4

A9

A3 - HELLCAT Mk.I
B4 - HELLCAT Mk.II

H58
C27
INTER. GREEN

IF YOU INSTAL
BOMB RACKS
POKUD SE INSTALUJETE
PUMOV ZVSNKY
H94

A6 - HELLCAT Mk.I
B5 - HELLCAT Mk.II

CLEAR GREEN

PE64
A6

B5

MC218
ALUMINIUM

H13
E4

A4
B3

E14
A4 - HELLCAT Mk.I
B3 - HELLCAT Mk.II

E5
A5 - HELLCAT Mk.I
B6 - HELLCAT Mk.II

A5

H10

H10

B6

H90
C47
CLEAR RED

H12

G38

G37

FWD

G7

G38
H15 - HELLCAT
Mk.I ONLY

H15
G8

G45
G37

G8

G45
FWD
MC218
ALUMINIUM

H94
CLEAR GREEN

H90
C47
CLEAR RED

H91
C48
CLEAR YELLOW

H11
H14

CLOSED
G48
H316
C316
WHITE

OPEN
G16
H316
C316
WHITE

H5
8

H11

G7

Undecarriage, wheel discs, wheel wells in lower surfaces color.

Podvozkov achty, nohy a stedy kol v barv spodnch

G1

G1

H77
C137

H77
C137

TIRE BLACK

TIRE BLACK

G36

G11
G36

G14

G11

G1

G22

H77
C137

G1

G25

TIRE BLACK

H77
C137

G47

TIRE BLACK

G17

G20

G26

G46
G18

G9
G51
G40

G4

G10

G4
G51
G4

G40

G4

G14

G14

G51

G40

G51
G4
G14
G18

PE75
PE76

G17
G51

G51

G20

G42
G25

G22

G25

G4
G37

G18

G38

G20

G26

G18
G17

G26
G20
G14

G22

G42

G37

G38

G42

G41

G31

G41
G42

FWD
9

E8

E18

E19

PE69

PE83

E9

H80
C54

2 pcs.

PE83

2 pcs.

KHAKI GREEN

PE69
H80
C54
KHAKI GREEN

MC218
ALUMINIUM

H80
C54

PE67
PE82

KHAKI GREEN

PE65

MC218

PE65

ALUMINIUM

MC214
DARK IRON

H80
C54

MC214
DARK IRON

KHAKI GREEN

PE65
PE65

PE65
MC214

PE65

DARK IRON

MC214
DARK IRON

MC214
DARK IRON

MC214
DARK IRON

PE65
PE65

G24
G24
G24

G24

G13

G13

F
D

HELLCAT Mk.II ONLY

6 pcs.

E1

H51
C11

H80
C54

LIGHT GRAY

KHAKI GREEN

F2
H12
C33

H80
C54

FLAT BLACK

KHAKI GREEN

F1

H51
C11

H80
C54

LIGHT GRAY

KHAKI GREEN

E10

HELLCAT Mk.II ONLY

6 pcs.

H51
C11

H80
C54

LIGHT GRAY

KHAKI GREEN

F3

H12
C33

H80
C54

FLAT BLACK

KHAKI GREEN

MC218
ALUMINIUM

10

F4

H51
C11

H80
C54

LIGHT GRAY

KHAKI GREEN

MC218
ALUMINIUM

G29

F
C

3 pcs.

2 pcs.
PE71

PE72
2 pcs.

3 pcs.

D 3 pcs.

MARKING

A,B

MARKING

C ;D ;E ;F

ONLY

OPEN H2

G49

A7
ONLY

A7

G30
H94

CLOSED H1
H7

CLEAR GREEN

H6

H8

NOT INCLUDED IN THE KIT


TENTO DL STAVEBNICE
NEOBSAHUJE
MARKING

A,B

ONLY

NOT INCLUDED IN THE KIT


TENTO DL STAVEBNICE
NEOBSAHUJE

E17

11

HELLCAT Mk.I

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G1+ G36

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2 pcs.

G1+ G11
2 pcs.

H3

H4
H2 - OPEN
H8
H1 - CLOSED

HELLCAT Mk.II

H2 - OPEN
H7

H1 - CLOSED

G1+ G36
2 pcs.

G1+ G11
2 pcs.

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A. Hellcat Mk.I JV132, Lt. Blythe Ritchie, 800 Sqn FAA, HMS Emperor, May 8, 1944
With this aircraft on the noted date, during Operation Hoops, Lt. Blythe Ritchie of 800 Sqd, gained a kill over an Fw 190 A from JG 5. It was his fifth kill, his first in the cockpit
of a Hellcat, and consequently, one of the few kills by the Hellcat over the Luftwaffe. Six days later, during Operation Potluck A, Ritchie gained another aerial victory flying
JV132. He attacked a formation of He 115 floatplanes, and got an individual kill, and one more shared with Lt.Cdr. Stan Ohrr.
S tmto strojem dne 8.5.1944, bhem operace Hoops, doshl sestelu Fw 190 A od JG 5 pslunk 800.NAS, Lt. Blythe Ritchie. Jednalo se o jeho pt vtzstv v poad,
prvn v kokpitu Hellcatu, a zrove o jedno z mla vtzstv Hellcatu nad sthacmi stroji Luftwaffe. O est dni pozdji, bhem operace Potluck A, skroval Ritchie se strojem
JV-132 znovu. Zatoil na formaci plovkovch letoun He 115 a doshl dalh dvou sestel, jednoho samostatn a druhho ve spoluprci s Lt Cdr Stanem Ohrrem.

H305
305

H305
305

H52
38

18

22

44

28

13

45
H52
38

H305
305
H12
33

H74
26

H305
305

H305
305

51

H52
38

51

H52
38

H74
26

H305
305

H74
26

H305
305

43

43

H305
305

H52
38

45

14

22

44

H305
305

28

H52
38

17

H52
38
H12
33

3
SKY

H74
26

GRAY

H305
305

OLIVE DRAB

H52
38

BLACK

H12
33

H74
26

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B. Hellcat Mk.I JV131, 800 Sqn FAA, HMS Emperor, June, 1944
Through mid-May, Hellcats flying off HMS Emperor flew cover for observation flights patrolling for enemy subs, and also flew escort for convoys. In June, they covered the
Normandy invasion. In July, 1944, HMS Emperor, along with six other carriers, was relocated to the Mediterranean. Their first duty there was on September 9th, 1944, during
Operation Dragoon and the invasion of southern France. Operations were conducted in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas through to November. After that, HMS Emperor
returned to Newport, for preparations for transfer to the Pacific.
V druh polovin kvtna poskytovaly Hellcaty z letadlov lodi HMS Emperor sthac ochranu hldkovm letounm, ptrajcm po neptelskch ponorkch, a astnily se
doprovodu konvoj. V ervnu pak jej stroje provdly vzdun kryt plavidel bhem vylodn v Normandii. V ervenci 1944 byla HMS Emperor, spolu se esti dalmi
letadlovmi lodmi, pevelena do Stedomo. Prvn operace, kter se zastnila, byla 12.9.1944 operace Dragoon, vsadek spojeneckch jednotek v Jin Francii. Stroje z
jej paluby pak operovaly v oblasti Stedomo a Egejskho moe a do listopadu. Pot se HMS Emperor vrtila do Newportu, aby se pipravila se na pesun do Pacifiku.
H305
305

H13
3

H305
305

H52
38

52

44

50

45
H52
38

H305
305
H13
3

H74
26

H12
33

H305
305

H11
62

51

H11
62

H12
33

H12
33

H11
62

H12
33

H11
62

H52
38

51

H74
26

H305
305

43

H12
33

43

H305
305

H52
38

45

H11
62

10

52

44

H52
38

50

H305
305

H52
38

H13
3

H305
305

H52
38
H13
3

SKY
WHITE

14

H74
26
H11
62

GRAY
BLACK

H305
305
H12
33

OLIVE DRAB
RED

H52
38
H13
3

H74
26

H12
33

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C. Hellcat Mk.I FN430, 1844 Sqn FAA, P/O Hannay, HMS Indomitable, August 24, 1944
The aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable, along with HMS Victorious, was engaged in Pacific operations in the Indian Ocean from July, 1944. Attacks were conducted against
Sumatra. Through August, her aircraft took part in Operations Boomerang and Banquet. On August 24, 1944, Operation Banquet saw attacks on Palembag and vicinity,
including local refineries. These actions saw the participation of aircraft FN430, piloted by P/O Hannay.
Further activity that followed in September was concentrated against targets in the Nicobar Islands, and again, against Sumatra. After a short break at the beginning of 1945,
aircraft flying off of HMS Indomitable carried on in combat ops up to the end of the war.
Letadlov lo HMS Indomitable se, spolu s HMS Victorious, od ervence 1944 astnila operac britsk pacifick flotily v Indickm ocenu. Jednalo se o toky na cle na
Sumate. V prbhu srpna se stroje z jej paluby astnily operaci Boomerang a Banquet. Operace Banquet, co byl tok na Palembag a ropn rafinerie v jeho okol, se
dne 24.8.1944 zastnil i stroj FN430, jeho pilotem byl toho dne P/O Hannay. Dali akce, nsledujic v z, byly zameny proti clm na Nikobarskch ostrovech a opt na
Sumate. S krtkou pestvkou na zatku roku 1945 pokraovaly stroje z paluby HMS Indomitable v bojovch akcch a do konce vlky.
H305
305

H305
305

H52
38

59

21

48

20

16

31
H52
38

H305
305
H12
33

H74
26

H305
305

32

H305
305

H52
38

H305
305

H52
38

32

H52
38

H74
26

H305
305

H74
26

H305
305

48 ? 33

48 ? 33

H305
305

H52
38

31

15

H305
305

20

48

21

H305
305

H52
38

58

H52
38
H12
33

3
SKY

H74
26

GRAY

H305
305

OLIVE DRAB

H52
38

BLACK

H12
33

H74
26

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D. Hellcat Mk.II JX814, 1844 Sqn FAA, Sub-Lieutenant W.M.C. Foster, HMS Indomitable, Okinawa, April 12, 1945
Hellcats flying off the deck of HMS Indomitable in the Pacific accumulated a total of forty aerial victories. One aircraft that was a part of the total was JX814, which, on April 12,
1945, was flown by Sub-Lieutenant W.C.M. Foster in combat against a Ki-61, which he subsequently shot down. A short while later, the same fate was met by a Ki-43.These
were Fosters second and third kills. By the end of the battle for Okinawa, he managed a further two victories, and thus became one of the few Hellcat aces in British service.
The fate of JX814 was sealed the following day, when, in combat with enemy aircraft and flown by Ch.R.Thurston, the plane was fatally hit by antiaircraft fire from friendly
ships.
Hellcaty z paluby HMS Indomitable doshly bhem boj v Pacifiku celkem 40 vzdunch vtzstv. Jednm ze stroj, kter se na tomto skre podlely, byl i JX814, se kterm
12.4.1945 odstartoval Sub-Lieutenant W. C. M. Foster vstc neptelskmu sthai, stroji Ki-61, kter vzpt sestelil. Krtce nato se objevil dal neptelsky letoun, Ki-43,
kter postihl stejn osud. lo o to Fosterovo druh a tet vzdun vtzstv. Do konce boj o Okinawu doshl jet dvou dalch, a stal se tak jednm z mla es na stroji
Hellcat v britskm nmonm letectvu.
Osud Hellcatu JX814 se naplnil ji nsledujc den. Bhem pronsledovn neptelskho stroje byl, spolu se svm pilotem, Ch.R.Thurstonem, smrteln zasaen
protileteckou palbou vlastnch lod.
H305
305

H305
305

H52
38

H52
38

23

37

12

19
H52
38

H305
305
H12
33

H74
26

H74
26

FF
H305
305

H305
305

H52
38

H305
305

H52
38

H305
305

37

H74
26

37

H305
305

29

H52
38

19

29

H305
305

11

H305
305

37

H52
38

23

H305
305

H52
38

H52
38
H12
33

3
SKY

16

H74
26

GRAY

H305
305

OLIVE DRAB

H52
38

BLACK

H12
33

H74
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E. Hellcat Mk.II JZ796, 808 Sqn FAA, Sub-Lieutenant Oscar Lorenzo, HMS Khedive and HMS Trincomalee, Ceylon, 1945
Aircraft of 808 Sqn from HMS Khedive were involved in British Pacific Fleet operations in the area of Sumatra and Malaysia and covered the invasion of Rangoon. One of the
last actions undertaken was for Operation Balsam, a series of reconnaissance missions over Malaysia in June, 1945. JZ796 was flown by Argentinean pilot Oscar Lorenzo,
and so the cowling of his aircraft carried the image of the popular comic Patoruza.
Stroje 808.squadrony se z paluby letadlov lod HMS Khedive astnily bojovch akci britsk pacifick flotily v oblasti Sumatry a Malajsie, kde zajiovaly vzdun kryt pi
obsazovn Rangnu (Rangoon). Mezi posledn akce, kter podnikly, byla i operace Balsam, srie przkumnch let nad Malajsii v ervnu 1945. Stroj JZ796 byl pilotovn
argentinskm pilotem Oscarem Lorenzem, a proto nesl na kapot motoru kresbu oblben argentinsk komiksov postaviky Patoruzua.

H12
33

H54
14

27

42

47

40
H54
14
H11
62

31
H11
62

60

49

H11
62

H11
62

H11
62

49

H54
14

H54
14

41

39

46

42

25

38

38

H54
14

41

54

H12
33

H54
14
H11
62

31

H11
62

60
NAVY BLUE

H54
14

BLACK

H12
33

WHITE

H11
62

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F. Hellcat Mk.II JZ935, 1839 Sqn FAA, HMS Indomitable, Sub-Lieutenant T.B. Speak, April 5th, 1945.
During the course of March, 1945, aircraft flying off the deck of HMS Indomitable took part in Operation Iceberg, covering the Allied invasion of Okinawa. On April 1st, 1945,
the ship was damaged by a kamikaze attack, but was repaired in quick order, and was able to continue operations with combat missions against Formosa (Taiwan). Attacks
were also undertaken against the Japanese islands. Hellcat JZ935, flown by Sub Lt. T.B. Speak, was damaged on April 5th, 1945, during landing.
Bhem bezna 1945 se stroje z paluby HMS Indomitable podlely, v rmci operace Iceberg, na vylodn spojeneckch jednotek na Okinaw. Dne 1.dubna 1945 byla lo
pokozena pi toku kamikadze. kody se ovem podailo rychle opravit, a tak mohla lo v nsledujcch dnech pokraovat v bojovch operacch proti clm na pobe
Formosy (Thaiwan). toila i na cle v okol Japonskch ostrov. Hellcat JZ935, pilotovan Sub Lt T.B. Speakem, byl 5.dubna 1945 pokozen bhem pistni.

H12
33

H54
14

24

30

35

26

H54
14

60

H54
14

30

H54
14

H54
14

H54
14

34

26

36

30

24

34

30

H54
14

H54
14

H12
33

60
NAVY BLUE

18

H54
14

BLACK

H12
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HELLCAT Mk.I

STENCIL DATA

EE

BB
Z

AA

2 pcs CC

K
G

4 pcs N
C

2 pcs K

DD

3 sets

57

55

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HELLCAT Mk.II

STENCIL DATA

EE

BB
Z

AA

D2

2 pcs CC

K
G

4 pcs N
C

2 pcs K

DD

3 sets

55

56

D1

F2, F4
(F1, F2) 6

sets
II

HH
GG

57

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