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Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series HA0306
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Diecast Model
USN VF-83, Death and Destruction, USS Essex, May 1945

1:32 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat   12.75"   16.25"

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat "Death & Destruction" Bu.No 72534 White 115 belonged to VF-83 onboard the USS Essex that between March 23 and May 28, 1945 was assigned to assist in the invasion of Okinawa. F6F-5 "Death & Destruction" had mostly been shared by three pilots, McPherson, Kingston and Ward but it was on May 4, 1945 when Task Force 58 was attacked by a concentration of Kamikaze that Ward downed three Alf's (Kawanishi E7K) and an Oscar (Nakajima Ki-43). All three of these pilots would achieve ACE status.

Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat

Developed by Grumman to combat the Japanese Zero, the carrier-based F6F Hellcat was first flown on June 26, 1942. The Hellcat was a far more potent force than its predecessor, the Wildcat. It had increased fuel capacity, a low-mounted wing, wide landing gear, strengthened cockpit armor plating, and increased ammunition capacity. The big Double Wasp engine was set three degrees off the center axis, giving the aircraft a tail-down attitude in flight. Pilots' stories of "mostly holes where the airplane used to be" underscore the Hellcat's ability absorb unbelievable punishment and still return to the ship.

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Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:32 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:32 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Optional extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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