Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat – “Paper Doll”, VF-27, USS Princeton, US Navy, Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.5”. Wingspan: 7.25"
F6F-5 "Paper Doll" was assigned to Lt. (jg) Robert Burnell, but on October 24, 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf it was flown by Lt. Carl Brown Jr. from the USS Princeton. Brown and other aircraft intercepted Japanese aircraft heading for the U.S. Fleet and he managed to shoot down five of them. During the battle Brown’s aircraft was hit but he still managed to land on the USS Essex, since the USS Princeton was ablaze. “Paper Doll” was pushed over the side of the ship to make room for the extra aircraft being recovered.Realistic panel lines
Removable pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Removable weapons and external fuel tank
Optional extended landing gear
The F6F Hellcat was a carrier-based fighter aircraft designed by Grumman as a replacement for the F4F Wildcat. The F6F was the primary U.S. Navy fighter during the latter half of World War II. It was best known for its role as a rugged, well-designed aircraft that was able to counter the Japanese A6M Zero and help secure air superiority over the Pacific Theatre. First flown on June 26, 1942, the F6F entered service in 1943 and proved to be the most successful aircraft in naval history, destroying 5,223 enemy aircraft while in service with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the British Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. A total of 12,275 F6F Hellcats were built, the last of which rolled off the production line in November 1945. The F6F-5 was the most common variant with 7,870 being built
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14