Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 Textures
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a set of repaints for George Diemer's lovely Sikorski S-43 (below), in VJ-1 and VJ-4 markings from 1940 and '43.
17 S-43's were taken on charge by the U.S.navy as JRS-1 utility transports, undertaking transport, training and operational patrols.
In fact, the only survivor of 3 JRS's at Pearl Harbour, was launched shorly after the Japanese raid to locate the attacking fleet, armed
with a Marine rifleman and his trusty Springfield, arguably the most lethaly armed flyingboat ever.
The JRS-1's served untill 1946. The aircraft had a few alterations compared to the civil S-43,
externally; an extra small porthole at the aft end of the cabin windows; and a sliding air-opening hatch on either side of the aft hull. The hatches have been
painted on to the textures. Use the Inter-Island Airways model, as this one is closest in hull window count and patern to the JRS-1's.
Posted 2010-03-25 00:11:12 by 3/7charlie