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F6F-5 Hellcat Model, US Navy, VF-20 - Hobby Master HA1116

F6F-5 Hellcat Model, US Navy, VF-20 - Hobby Master HA1116 - click to enlarge
F6F-5 Hellcat Model, US Navy, VF-20 - Hobby Master HA1116 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat – “White 71”, Lt. Leo Bob McCuddin, VF-20, USS Enterprise, US Navy, October 1944

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5.5”.  Wingspan: 7.25"

The F6F-5 Hellcat “White 71” was flown by noted US Navy pilot Lt. Leo Bob McCuddin. In April 1944 he was assigned to VF-20 “Jokers” aboard the USS Enterprise and was credited with five victories. On October 24th and the 25th, during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, he participated in the attack on a Japanese battleship and the sinking of an escort destroyer. VF-20 completed its tour of duty in January 1945 with a total of 158 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 features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Removable weapons and external fuel tank
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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