F4U-1D Corsair - VMF-112, 1945
Archive. A nice, glossy model of a late-war Corsair in the
standard midnight blue and white livery.
It's hard to think of midnight blue as a camouflage, but there must
have been SOME reason for applying this color, as it was used from
the last part of WWII to around the end of the Korean war. I have
questions about this dark color as applied to models of some U.S.
Navy aircraft during this time, because during the fifties I saw some
of these planes flying around Pt. Mugu in California and parked at
the Naval Air Faciliy in Naha, Okinawa. (One of the Pt. Mugu planes,
a Skynight, crashed about a quarter mile from our house in Port Hueneme
circa 1953.) On the actual planes I saw, the blue used had a greenish
tint, as applied to the first
version of Hobby Master's Hellcat. I wonder if there was a change
sometime after the end of WWII in the dark blue color applied to naval
aircraft, or if some error as crept into the color renditions in the