FM-1 & FM-2 Wildcat Deluxe Set includes two complete aeroplane models with two carrier flight deck bases. Huge decal sheet 18×13 cm size offers eight markings options, four for each version. Let’s see what you can find in decals and what are colour variants!

FM-1/FM-2 Wildcat decals

Camouflage and Markings options:

Set includes amrkings for all comouflage variants used on FM-1/2 Wildcat in US Navy and Royal Navy service 1943-45.

FM-1 Wildcat:

  • FM-1 Wildcat, no. A32/S31, VC-33 squadron, USS Nassau CVE-16, 6 September 1943, during training on the California coast, shortly before embarkation on USS Coral Sea CVE-57. Three colour camouflage used on Pacific with red outline markings from summer 1943.

  • FM-1 Wildcat, no. 7, VC-6 squadron, USS Core CVE-13, 16 December 1943, during anti-submarine patrols over the North Atlantic. Three colour Atlantic camouflage (ASW I), with grey fuselage sides, designed for warm and less cloudy waters.

  • Wildcat V, no. JV439/C9-N, 733 Naval Air Squadron, piloted by Sub-Lieut. Griffiths, Trincomalee airfield, Ceylon, 1945. British Temperate Sea Scheme camouflage and South East Asia Command markings.

  • Wildcat V, no. JV579/F, “That Old Thing”, 846 Naval Air Squadron, aircraft carrier HMS Trumpeter/Eglington airfield. The unit provided anti-submarine cover during the Normandy landings of June 1944. British Temperate Sea Scheme camouflage with Invasion Stripes

FM-2 Wildcat:

  • FM-2 Wildcat, no. D6, “Judy”, VC-14 squadron, USS Hoggatt Bay CVE-75, the Philippines, 22 November 1944. Three tone Pacific camouflage and late war stars with dark blue outline.

  • FM-2 Wildcat, no. 8, “Hot Lips”, VC-99 squadron, USS Hoggatt Bay CVE-75, Pacific Ocean theatre, July 1945. Dark Blue Pacific camouflage used since June 1944 r.

  • FM-2 Wildcat, no. 4, VC-13 squadron, USS Tripoli CVE-64, March 1944, during anti-submarine patrols over the Atlantic in the vicinity of Cape Verde. Two tone Atlantic camouflage ASW II designed for cold and cloudy waters.

  • Wildcat VI, no. JV752/320-9, Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, test flown by S/L Janusz Żurakowski, Boscombe Down airfield, 14 February 1945. Aeroplane is factory painted with US colours similar to British Temperate Sea Scheme shades.

See Also:

  • FM-1 & FM-2 Wildcat Deluxe Set and  other Wildcat models Arma Hobby.
  • Wildcat/Martlet colours and markings by Clifford Bossie (Eng.) link

FM-1 Wildcat na pokładzie USS Nassau

Pokład lotniskowca eskortowego U.S. Navy

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