Falcon Models Wings of Fame Series Diecast Model
Grumman F9F-5 Panther - VF-192 “Golden Dragons”, U.S. Navy, Korea
1:72 Scale. Length: 6.5". Wingspan: 6.25"
This detailed diecast model replicates the F9F Panther, "Two-Zero-Niner," flown by the fictional Lt. Harry Brubaker (William Holden) in the 1954 film 'The Bridges at Toko-Ri'.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended or retracted landing gear
Rotating wheels with rubber tires
In 1953, while flying from the USS Oriskany, the F9F Panthers of the VF-192 Golden Dragons squadron participated in the filming of "The Bridges At Toko Ri" and "The Men Of The Fighting Lady". As a result of its appearance in these films the squadron became known as “The World Famous Golden Dragons” and added the moniker to their newly designed patch.
The Grumman F9F Panther was the most widely used US Navy jet fighter of the Korean War. It flew 78,000 sorties and was responsible for the first US Navy air kill in the war - the downing of a North Korean Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter on July 3 1950. A total of 1,382 F9F Panther's were built
Falcon Models offers a wide selection of high quality, fully assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail using the specifications of the original aircraft. Falcon Models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an F9F Panther features:
Category: Falcon Models 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14