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F4F-4 Wildcat Model, USMC, VMF-223 - Hobby Master HA8901


F4F-4 Wildcat Model, USMC, VMF-223 - Hobby Master HA8901 - click to enlarge
F4F-4 Wildcat Model, USMC, VMF-223 - Hobby Master HA8901 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA8901
$84.95
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat – Marion E. Carl, VMF-223 “Bulldogs”, USMC, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, September 1942

1:48 Scale.  Length: 7.25".  Wingspan: 9.5"



Limited production of approximately 1200 models worldwide


Originally assigned to VMF-221, Marion E. Carl scored his first victory on June 4 1942 during the Battle of Midway. After rest in Hawaii, Carl was re-assigned to VMF-223 “Bulldogs”. On August 20 1942 VMF-223 was deployed to Guadalcanal and on September 9, 1942 Carl was shot down and was missing for five days before returning. Marion Carl became the USMC’s first ace with 3 of his victories occurring later in September. Carl ended the war with 18.5 victories, the Marine Corps seventh highest ranking ace.

The F4F Wildcat was a carrier-based fighter that began service with the U.S. Navy and Britain's Fleet Air Arm in 1940. The F4F would become the primary carrier fighter for the first year and a half of the U.S. Navy's involvement in WWII in the Pacific. The Navy retired the Wildcat in 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 F4F Wildcat features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Extended landing gear
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Display stand



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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