Ventura Publications has sent the following information and images on their newest decal release for four RNZAF Corsairs wearing Donald Duck nose art, available now from Ventura Publication in 1/72 scale:
RNZAF Corsairs Donald Duck
Four RNZAF Corsairs have been recorded wearing cartoons of an enraged Donald Duck and Ventura Publications decal V7295 covers all four in 1/72 scale.
Malcolm Laird tells me that a 1/48 scale version is still some time away although NZ5255 does appear on sheet V4880.
No.30 SU members with F4U-1 Corsair NZ5262 on Green Island, post 21 December 1944. RNZAF records note that No.30 SU “owned” NZ5262 from 8 August 1944 until it was destroyed in a take-off crash with Flight Sergeant D.C. Howlett at the controls on 23 July 1945 at Jacquinot Bay. (RNZAF)
Here is a close up of NZ5262's nose art attached as well.
NZ5277 seen here at Rukuhia boneyard well after the war. (A. Galbraith)
A New Zealand soldier on United Nations peacekeeping duties on Bougainville in 2000, beside the remains of Corsair NZ5255. Note the stencilled serial numbers are not aligned and the yellow roundel ring varies in width. (RNZAF).
NZ5248, No.21 Squadron, May 1945
NZ5255, No.4 Servicing Unit, July 1944
NZ5262, No.30 Servicing Unit, 1945
NZ5277, No.21 Squadron, July 1945
LInk to our shop,
They are already listed on eBay and all going well Hannants will stock supplies shortly.
Thanks to Ventura Publications for the information and images
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