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I have read about other pilots in other fighters having problems with guns jamming. Did this ever happen to you in the Hellcat? Never. My guns always performed perfectly. None of my pilots ever had problems with the guns unless he got real excited and damaged Ihe barrels by firing too long of a burst. We boresighted our guns differently Ihan what was officially approved by the Armament Bureau. We were set up so that niney-two or ninety-three percent of our rounds were in a three foot circle at 1000 feet.

00 on today's market. 00 price range. Frog (Penguin) F6F-3 in lfi2nd Scale Elvin F6F-5 in 1/205th Scale Other than being listed in all three kit collector's price guides, there is no other information available on this kit. UPC F6F-5 in 1/205th Scale This kit was numbered 8025, and was a re-release of the earlier Elvin kit. 00 today. " Marusan F6F-5 in 1/100th Scale This kit was released around 1965 and was numbered 465. 00. Classic F6F in 1/10Oth Scale The only mention of this kit is in Shank's 1972 guide.

Her real narra; was Mary Blatz. I ·1 Roy Rushing was your wingman for all but your first missions over Marcus. How many kills did he get? Roy shot down thirteen aircrall, mostly Zekes, Hamps, or Oscars. They were all fighters. One time Roy and I were coming back in to land on the ESSEX. 23). The gunners must have been jittery, and the HORNET (CV-12) fired at us with their five-inch guns. We were too high for them to hit us, but the gunnery officer aboard the HORNET was an old friend of mine, and I talked about it to him.

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