Easy Model 37298, Grumman F6F Hellcat, USN VF-6, Alexander Vraciu, USS Intrepid CV-11, 1944, Scale 1/72
Scale : 1/72
Length : 14.6cm
Width : 18.4cm
The F6F included provisions for carrying additional external fuel tanks or two 1,000lb. bombs, stubs for launching six HVAR 5in. rockets and an alternate armament arrangement consisting of two 20mm cannon and four 50cal. machine guns or the standard six 50cal. guns. A smoother, closer-fitting cowling was installed around the P&W R2800-10W engine. At 23,000 ft. the F6F-5 would fly at 380mph, taking only seven minutes to climb to 20,000 ft. The rear window was removed on all but a few of the early F6F-5s. 930 of this model Hellcat were provided to England during WWII, and later in smaller quantities to France and Uruguay.
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.
Easy Model "Platinum Collection" display model airplanes feature:
- Molded plastic construction.
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
- Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
- Spinning propellers.
- Authentic ordnance loads.
- Permanently extended landing gear.
- Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
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