Another entry into the 'Aviation Pinup Series' featuring each branch of the US Military... today's airbrushed style pinup photo features model Rachel, the US Navy, and the rock solid Grumman F6F Hellcat! With a first flight in 1942, the mighty Hellcat was produced between 1942 and 1945 with over 12,200 built. It was a rugged carrier aircraft serving with the US Navy as the front line Naval fighter during WW2. With a massive 2,000 horsepower engine shared with the Corsair and the P-47 Thunderbolt, this 9,200+ pound aircraft could travel 391 mph with a range of 945 miles. Both the Marines and Navy used the Hellcat along with Britain, France, and even Uruguay. After the war the Hellcat was replaced with the smaller and more manoeuvrable F8F Bearcat.
This pinup is part of a new 'simple' type of aviation pinup that I'll be doing more of in the coming months using Army Air Force, Navy, and Marine aircraft ranging from fighters to transports to bombers. Each will feature a pinup with an aircraft and the matching US insignia for that aircraft as we go through each branch of the service honoring the pilots and aircraft of WW2. The background will also be themed to the aircraft's color schemes during the war.Did you know you can order many of the pinups you see posted on here? Check out the Dietz Dolls online store where you can find military pinups, classic pinups, the propaganda pinup poster series, and lots more in sizes ranging from 8x10 prints to 24x36 posters! www.dietzdolls.com/catalog
Photographer: Britt DietzOnline Pinup Print and Poster Store: www.dietzdolls.com/catalog
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