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F6F-5 Hellcat Model, USN “Paper Doll” - Hobby Master HA0309

F6F-5 Hellcat Model, USN “Paper Doll” - Hobby Master HA0309 - click to enlarge
F6F-5 Hellcat Model, USN “Paper Doll” - Hobby Master HA0309 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA0309
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Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series Diecast Model

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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"

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.

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:

  • Slide open canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Folding wings
  • Optional transparent engine cowling
  • Rotatable metal propeller
  • Removable weapons
  • Removable center-line fuel tank
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Rolling wheels with rubber tires
  • Box with F6F Hellcat artwork

  • 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

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