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jankees

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  1. View File Vertigo Studios F6F Hellcat USS Essex #104 This folder contains a repaint for the Vertigo Studios F6F Hellcat, representing Hellcat #104 of VF-83, as it was based on USS Essex in 1945. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Vertigo Studios. Submitter jankees Submitted 05/08/2017 Category North America  
  2. Version 1.0.0

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    This folder contains a repaint for the Vertigo Studios F6F Hellcat, representing Hellcat #104 of VF-83, as it was based on USS Essex in 1945. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Vertigo Studios.
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  10. View File Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver USS Essex VB83 #207 This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of SB2C-4 #207 of VB-83 on USS Essex, 1945 Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven. Submitter jankees Submitted 04/22/2017 Category North America  
  11. Version 1.0.0

    103 downloads

    This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of SB2C-4 #207 of VB-83 on USS Essex, 1945 Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven.
  12. View File Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver USS Leyte VB-18 #18-B-14 This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of SB2C-5 18-B-14 of VB-18 on USS Leyte, 1946. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven. Submitter jankees Submitted 04/19/2017 Category North America  
  13. Version 1.0.0

    86 downloads

    This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of SB2C-5 18-B-14 of VB-18 on USS Leyte, 1946. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven.
  14. nice!
  15. View File Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver USS Essex VB83 #205 This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of SB2C-4 #205 of VB-83 on USS Essex, 1945 Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven. Submitter jankees Submitted 04/17/2017 Category North America  
  16. Version 1.0.0

    137 downloads

    This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of SB2C-4 #205 of VB-83 on USS Essex, 1945 Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven.
  17. View File Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver USS Randolph VB12 #12 This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of SB2C-4 #12 of VB-12 on USS Randolph, 1945. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven. Submitter jankees Submitted 04/17/2017 Category North America  
  18. Version 1.0.0

    90 downloads

    This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of SB2C-4 #12 of VB-12 on USS Randolph, 1945. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven.
  19. View File Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver Italian Air Force 86-42 This folder contains a repaint for the Aerplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of S2C-5 MM4693 86-42 of the 86 Gruppo Antisom of the Italian Air Force, based in Grottaglie, 1952. Italy’s experience with the Helldiver was brief but interesting. In 1950, when the first post-WWII formal rearmament plan was put forward, the Italian navy identified as a priority obtaining a surplus American light aircraft carrier, with appropriate air wing. A team was sent to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi TX, where two pilots trained and qualified on the Helldiver, later practicing carrier operations aboard USS Midway (CV-41) where four more pilots earned US Navy carrier wings. In September 1952, two surplus Helldivers were presented to the Italian navy as a gift by the USA. The two planes were delivered to Naples, Italy. Unfortunately for the Italian navy, there was still a Mussolini-era law on the books called Legge 1000 Kilo (law of a thousand kilograms) which mandated that only the Italian air force could fly planes over 2,200 lbs weight. As the result of a bizarre inter-services lawsuit, the navy was forced to abandon plans for both it’s aircraft carrier wish and the Helldivers. A total of forty-six Helldivers were eventually transferred to the Italian air force (the two former navy planes plus a further forty-four). The Italian air force assigned them to the 86th Autonomous Antisubmarine Group at Grottaglie air base, where they flew ASW missions with depth charges. The Helldiver was not popular with the Italians…as an anecdotal example, they were housed in a disused WWII-era blimp hangar. They were viewed as obsolete and too difficult to master pilots on. The crews were also not keen on flying a single-engine type on long overwater patrols. The Italian planes were only in frontline service for about one year. In 1953, they were replaced by PV-2 Harpoons and (later) S-2 Trackers, which were much more suitable to long-range ASW missions. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven. Submitter jankees Submitted 04/16/2017 Category Europe  
  20. Version 1.0.0

    48 downloads

    This folder contains a repaint for the Aerplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of S2C-5 MM4693 86-42 of the 86 Gruppo Antisom of the Italian Air Force, based in Grottaglie, 1952. Italy’s experience with the Helldiver was brief but interesting. In 1950, when the first post-WWII formal rearmament plan was put forward, the Italian navy identified as a priority obtaining a surplus American light aircraft carrier, with appropriate air wing. A team was sent to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi TX, where two pilots trained and qualified on the Helldiver, later practicing carrier operations aboard USS Midway (CV-41) where four more pilots earned US Navy carrier wings. In September 1952, two surplus Helldivers were presented to the Italian navy as a gift by the USA. The two planes were delivered to Naples, Italy. Unfortunately for the Italian navy, there was still a Mussolini-era law on the books called Legge 1000 Kilo (law of a thousand kilograms) which mandated that only the Italian air force could fly planes over 2,200 lbs weight. As the result of a bizarre inter-services lawsuit, the navy was forced to abandon plans for both it’s aircraft carrier wish and the Helldivers. A total of forty-six Helldivers were eventually transferred to the Italian air force (the two former navy planes plus a further forty-four). The Italian air force assigned them to the 86th Autonomous Antisubmarine Group at Grottaglie air base, where they flew ASW missions with depth charges. The Helldiver was not popular with the Italians…as an anecdotal example, they were housed in a disused WWII-era blimp hangar. They were viewed as obsolete and too difficult to master pilots on. The crews were also not keen on flying a single-engine type on long overwater patrols. The Italian planes were only in frontline service for about one year. In 1953, they were replaced by PV-2 Harpoons and (later) S-2 Trackers, which were much more suitable to long-range ASW missions. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven.
  21. View File Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver Thai Air Force #6 This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of SB2C-5 of the Thai Air Force, one of 6 aircraft operated by Wing 7 between 1950 and 1955. Under the Military Assistance Program, the Royal Thai Navy received six SB2C-5 Helldivers in April 1951, as a replacement for WWII-era Japanese warplanes. The Thai military designation for the Helldiver was “Attacker Type 3”. As no Thai pilot was yet qualified on the type, they were delivered as deck cargo by USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) and then floated on river barges to U-Tapao air base. The Royal Thai navy planned to form a modern maritime strike squadron with the six Helldivers, along with ten F8F Bearcat fighters. However after a failed coup led by naval officers, the Thai government stripped the navy of both it’s marine corps and air wing, transferring them to the army and air force respectively. The RTAF continued to use the Helldivers as it’s main anti-ship asset. As the RTAF had little interest in investing in more naval strike planes, the Helldivers were well cared for. The six planes remained in regular use until about 1960 when their flight hours began to dwindle. They were retired in 1963, with one going to the national aviation museum. Thailand was the last country in the world flying the Helldiver, and with it’s retirement there, the story of this warrior of the 1940s Pacific came to a close.Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven. Submitter jankees Submitted 04/16/2017 Category Asia  
  22. Version 1.0.0

    40 downloads

    This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of SB2C-5 of the Thai Air Force, one of 6 aircraft operated by Wing 7 between 1950 and 1955. Under the Military Assistance Program, the Royal Thai Navy received six SB2C-5 Helldivers in April 1951, as a replacement for WWII-era Japanese warplanes. The Thai military designation for the Helldiver was “Attacker Type 3”. As no Thai pilot was yet qualified on the type, they were delivered as deck cargo by USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) and then floated on river barges to U-Tapao air base. The Royal Thai navy planned to form a modern maritime strike squadron with the six Helldivers, along with ten F8F Bearcat fighters. However after a failed coup led by naval officers, the Thai government stripped the navy of both it’s marine corps and air wing, transferring them to the army and air force respectively. The RTAF continued to use the Helldivers as it’s main anti-ship asset. As the RTAF had little interest in investing in more naval strike planes, the Helldivers were well cared for. The six planes remained in regular use until about 1960 when their flight hours began to dwindle. They were retired in 1963, with one going to the national aviation museum. Thailand was the last country in the world flying the Helldiver, and with it’s retirement there, the story of this warrior of the 1940s Pacific came to a close.Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven.
  23. View File Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver US Navy VB-80 #6 This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of #6, a SB2C-4 in the all blue paintscheme, of VB-80, based on USS Hancock during the battle of Iwo Jima, february 1945. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven. Submitter jankees Submitted 04/15/2017 Category North America  
  24. Version 1.0.0

    95 downloads

    This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of #6, a SB2C-4 in the all blue paintscheme, of VB-80, based on USS Hancock during the battle of Iwo Jima, february 1945. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven.
  25. View File Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver US Navy V15 This folder contains a repaint for the Aeroplane Heaven Curtiss Helldiver in the colors of V15, an aircraft of VB-20, as it looked in december 1943. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by Aeroplane Heaven. Submitter jankees Submitted 04/15/2017 Category North America