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F6F-5 Hellcat Model, US Navy, “Minsi III” - Hobby Master HA0301 1:32

F6F-5 Hellcat Model, US Navy, “Minsi III” - Hobby Master HA0301 1:32 - click to enlarge
F6F-5 Hellcat Model, US Navy, “Minsi III” - Hobby Master HA0301 1:32 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series Diecast Model

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Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat – “Minsi III”, Cdr. David McCampbell, USS Essex, U.S. Navy, October 1944

1:32 Scale.  Length: 12.5”.  Wingspan: 16"

Limited Edition of 800 Models Worldwide

Cdr. David McCampbell was the U.S. Navy’s leading ace pilot during World War II with 34 aerial victories. He was also the third-highest scoring U.S. ace and the highest-scoring ace to survive the war. McCampbell flew at least four F6F Hellcats while aboard the USS Essex, one of which was an F6F-5, 70143, named "Minsi III", in which he scored the last 23˝ of his 34 victories. On October 24, 1944, McCampbell and another pilot took on an overwhelming number of Japanese aircraft. They managed to make them retreat, but not before McCampbell claimed 9 victories.

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 known as a rugged, well-designed aircraft that was able to counter the Japanese A6M Zero fighter and help secure air superiority over the Pacific Theatre of operations. 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 assembly line in November 1945.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F6F Hellcat by Hobby Master features:

  • Slide open canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Folding wings
  • Rotatable metal propeller
  • Removable weapons and fuel tank
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Rolling wheels with rubber tires

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 & 1:32 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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