Few aircraft in the history of aerial warfare can boast the impact and combat credentials of the Grumman F6F Hellcat, one of the finest fighting machines ever to take to the skies.
A product of the already successful Grumman Ironworks, the companys design philosophy was only to produce aircraft which were easy to manufacture and maintain and must be reliable in a combat situation.
Importantly, it must be an effective combat aircraft and able to be mastered by the average wartime pilot following a standard conversion period. This no nonsense approach ensured that the Hellcat was ready to fight and available in some numbers when they eventually reached US Navy units in 1943.
Over 600 parts
Can be built with wings open or folded
Includes full cockpit detail with open or closed canopy options
Complete fully detailed radial engine, engine mount and all ancillaries
Separate engine cowling and forward fuselage panels
Detailed undercarriage, undercarriage bays and arrestor hook with options to build with wheels up or down
Fully detailed gun bays with complete machine guns and ammunition trays
Can be built with closed or extended landing flaps
Poseable control surfaces and trim tabs
Realistic surface detailing showing rivets, fasteners and rippled stressed skin
Drop tanks (2 types), 250Ib and 500Ib bombs and rockets all included
Includes a choice of four decal schemes
Skill Level 4
Flying Hours: 6
Number of Parts: 572
Dimensions (mm): L424 x W 543 x H139
Age Suitability: 8+
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