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Postage Stamp Planes PS5351-2
Grumman F4F Wildcat Diecast Model
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1:87 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman F4F Wildcat   4"   5.25"

The Grumman F4F Wildcat is a carrier-based aircraft that was the primary fighter used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of World War II. With a top speed of 318 mph (F4F-4 variant), the Wildcat was generally outperformed by the faster, more maneuverable, and longer-ranged Japanese A6M Zero, but the Wildcat held its own with excellent survivability due to its rugged construction and robust armor. The F4F-4 entered service in 1941 with 6 machine-guns and the folding-wing system that enabled more planes to be stored in an aircraft carrier. It was the definitive Wildcat that saw the most combat service, including the Battle of Midway.

Grumman F4F Wildcat

Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for a new carrier-based fighter, the F-4F was first flown on September 2nd, 1937. Originally used by the British (who called it the Martlet) against the Luftwaffe, the Wildcat also became the United States Navy's primary carrier fighter in the Pacific Theatre. The Wildcat was no match for the maneuverability of the Japanese Zero, but the two airplanes were roughly equal in speed and the F-4F was able to absorb far more damage. With its array of 6 x 12.7mm machine guns and its distinctive Thach weave maneuver, two Wildcats could handle four or five Zeros.

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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" 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.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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