VF-10 began its illustrious career flying the Grumman F4F Wildcat, deployed with USS Enterprise to the Southern Pacific, taking part in the 1942 Battle of Guadalcanal.
Returning to the U.S. they transitioned to the Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat and once again deployed to the South Pacific aboard Enterprise. During this second combat tour, VF-10 was heavily involved in operations from the Marshall Islands and on to Jaluit, Emirau, Western Caroline Islands, Hollandia, Truk Lagoon and the Battle of the Philippine Sea (known as the Marianas Turkey Shoot).
After this second tour, the squadron returned to the U.S., transitioning to the Vought F4U Corsair in January 1945. The Grim Reapers returned to the Pacific aboard USS Intrepid (CV-10) and took part in strikes against the Ryukyu Islands, Kyūshū, Okinawa and Wake Island.
This is where ACE (then Lieutenant, Junior Grade) Philip Leroy Kirkwood was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy.
This set gives you all you need to field a squadron of the f4U Corsair in your games of Blood Red Skies!
- 1x Squadron Box of 6x metal F4U Corsair's
- 1x metal F4U Corsair ACE
- Generic US Decals Sheet
- Aircraft Cards
- Aircraft Trait cards
- Pilot skill discs
- Advantage Flying bases
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted