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F4F-3 Wildcat Model, USMC, Robert Galer - Hobby Master HA8905


F4F-3 Wildcat Model, USMC, Robert Galer - Hobby Master HA8905 - click to enlarge
F4F-3 Wildcat Model, USMC, Robert Galer - Hobby Master HA8905 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA8905
$89.95
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat – Major Robert E. Galer, VMF-224 “Fighting Bengals”, USMC, Guadalcanal, 1942

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



Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide


In March 1941 Robert E. Galer was appointed Captain and in 1942 became the CO of VMF-224 ‘Fighting Bengals’ and promoted to Major. Between August 30 and November 2, 1942 VMF-224 shot down 60 enemy aircraft with Galer credited with 11 of these during a 29 day period flying the F4F-3 Wildcat. After World War II Galer served in the Korean War; ending his flying career with 14 aerial victories. Robert Galer retired as a Brigadier General who had received the Medal of Honor, the British DFC and Purple Heart plus numerous other commendations.

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 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 F4F Wildcat features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antenna
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Display stand
  • 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 years


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