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ConstantPeg
Seafire Mk. III in French Aeronavale, Indochina
Tue Aug 21, 2012 20:29
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Does anyone know if there is a good online source of information on the Aeronavale's use of Supermarine Seafire Mk. III's in Indochina? Specifically, were Seafire Mk. III's used as early as 1947? Secondly, did any Seafire Mk. III's utilize the scheme which consisted of overall light grey on fuselage with just the top of the fuselage painted medium grey? Or were they all in the dark sea gray/green scheme? Sources cite both, and I have only seen photos of the later. Thank you very much for any response.

    • a dedicated forumDidier, Tue Sep 11 07:59
      Try to post there http://www.aerostories.org/~aeroforums/forumnav/ A forum dedicated to french Aéronautique Navale ("french FAA") with several former enlisted men.
    • french seafiresjohnc, Wed Aug 22 04:12
      Hi ConstantPeg, Check out 'french air force indochina seafires' on net. Several good photos of just top of aircraft in grey. Octopus decals do a set for French seafires - try internetmodelers.com If... more
      • Another linkAlexis, Fri Aug 24 07:16
        2 Seafire from 1F were operated from October 1948 to January 1949 aboard Arromanches carrier source: http://www.ffaa.net/history/wars-operations/indochine/indochina.htm
        • Some imagesAlexis, Fri Aug 24 07:34
          Seafire from 1F at Hyères in 1948: source: http://www.anciens-cols-bleus.net/t105p200-hyeres
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