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Interwar American Aerobatic Display Team Aircraft


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Hi,

 

Whilst trawling the web I cam across a site with all kinds of aerobatic teams.  I read about all of the American ones and wondered if anyone knows of the markings, maybe even decals relevant to them.

 

These are the teams for which I am hoping to find the information:

 

High Hatters          1920's     Boeing F2B-1

3 Sea Hawks          1927        F2B-1, F2B-2

3 Gallant Souls      1929        F6C-4, F4B-1, F2B-1

3 Flying Fish          1930        F6C-4

3 Men on the Flying Trapeze  1932  P-12                   

Skylarks                 1935        P-12

Gray Angels           1948        FH-1 Phantom

Comets                   1948       T-33

Sabre Knights        1950        F-86F & F-86D

Guardian Angels    1952        F-51H

 

It was interesting to read about the rivalry between the early US Army Air Corps and US Navy teams.  

 

Any advice or direction is cheerfully accepted.

 

Thank you,

 

Gary

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi - seems to be an interesting site. Could you post the link?

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7 hours ago, Toryu said:

Hi - seems to be an interesting site. Could you post the link?

Not sure, but it may be this site.

https://aerobaticteams.net/en/teams/t1/Military-Aerobatic-Teams.html

 

Jun in Tokyo

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The pre-War US military teams just used standard squadron aircraft in this era, from the squadron the team members were attached to. So, no special colour schemes. The earliest military aerobatic team to have a distinctive colour scheme was I think Italian (Breda 19), followed by French (MS225) and Russian (Polikarpov I-16). The RAF team from the CFS also had distinctive markings. But no US before WW2.

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