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F4F-4 Wildcat Model, U.S. Navy, John Thach - Hobby Master HA8902

F4F-4 Wildcat Model, U.S. Navy, John Thach - Hobby Master HA8902 - click to enlarge
F4F-4 Wildcat Model, U.S. Navy, John Thach - Hobby Master HA8902 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA8902
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat – White 23, LCDR John Thach, VF-3, USS Yorktown (CV-5), U.S. Navy, Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942

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

Limited production of approximately 1000 models worldwide

John Thach created a maneuver, called the Thach Weave, so F4F Wildcats could compensate for the Japanese A6M Zero’s high speed and turn rate. Using half power, aircraft would weave back and forth across each other’s path to protect each other. On June 4, 1942 at the Battle of Midway, John Thach led six VF-3 F4Fs from the USS Yorktown to escort Douglas Devastators to attack the Japanese carrier fleet. They were met by twenty Japanese fighters and, using the Thach Weave, shot down four, with Thach claiming three of them. Thach retired as an Admiral with six air victories.

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-4 Wildcat features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate pad printed markings (no decals)
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Stand for 'in-flight' display
  • Box with opening cover panel and F4F artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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