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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.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antenna
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and F4F artwork
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years