Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat – “Paper Doll”, Lt. Carl Brown Jr., VF-27, USS Princeton (CVL-23), U.S. Navy, Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 24, 1944
1:32 Scale. Length: 12.5”. Wingspan: 16"
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Limited production of approximately 250 models worldwide
F6F-5 "Paper Doll" was assigned to LTJG 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.Slide open canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional transparent engine cowling
Rotatable metal propeller
Removable center-line fuel tank
Optional extended landing gear
Rolling wheels with rubber tires
Box with F6F Hellcat artwork
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 is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with die-cast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an F6F-5 Hellcat features:
Note: Display stand sold separately
Category: Hobby Master 1:48 & 1:32 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years