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F3F-3 Model, US Navy, VF-5 - Hobby Master HA7307

F3F-3 Model, US Navy, VF-5 - Hobby Master HA7307 - click to enlarge
F3F-3 Model, US Navy, VF-5 - Hobby Master HA7307 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA7307
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Grumman F3F-3 - 1454, VF-5, US Navy, USS Yorktown (CV-5), late 1930s

1:48 Scale.  Length: 5.75".  Wingspan: 8"

During 1938 and 1939 VF-5 received twenty seven Grumman F3F3 fighters while serving on the USS Yorktown (CV-5). These aircraft had BuNos. 1444-1470. In 1940 the F3F-3s were replaced in fighter squadrons by the mono-wing Brewster F2A Buffalo. By the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 the 180 or so remaining F3Fs were only being used as training aircraft or to ferry personnel. The Grumman F3F would be the last biplane fighters ordered by the U.S. military.

In 1938 the USN ordered an improved version of the F3F2 because the replacement monoplane F2A Buffalo and the F4F Wildcat were delayed in development. To accomplish this, Grumman started to modify the F3F-2 to F3F-3 standards with 26 aircraft being produced as F3F-3. The modifications were comprised of an upgraded engine with a smaller diameter propeller and a modified cowling as well as smaller flaps and revised leading wing edges. By the end of 1941 the entire operational biplane fleet was replaced but 117 were sent to various bases for training and transportation. The F3F-3 had two distinctions; it was the last of the U.S. Navy biplanes as well as being the fastest carrier-borne biplane in the world

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 F3F-3 features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening cockpit canopy
  • Removable pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14

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