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Corsair Mk.II wheel well colour?


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Hi all,

I'm in the process of building an Academy 1/72 F4U-1 modified to a Fleet Air Arm Corsair Mk.II operating in the Pacific theater and I was wondering about the colour of the wheel wells. Was it the regular US interior green colour or was it Sky like the underside? 

 

- Cam

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US Sky is the most likely color, but USN Light Gray was also specified.  Manufacturers had stocks of the redundant camouflage color and were encouraged to use the extra paint elsewhere for a finish coat; the Corsair II factory drawings clearly recommend Sky or Light Gray for the wells, struts, and inner faces of the doors; different components could have been either color, but there's no clear evidence how often the Light Gray was used.

 

Cheers,

 

 

Dana

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