The Grumman F6F Hellcat was a carrier-based fighter aircraft developed to replace the earlier F 4F Wildcat in United States Navy service. It was a completely new design powered by a 2,000 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800. The Hellcat was the first Navy fighter for which the design took into account lessons from combat with the Japanese Zero. The Hellcat proved to be the most successful aircraft in naval history, destroying 5,271 aircraft while in service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.
Model Dimension Length: 213.33mm Wingspan: 272.08mm
Total Plastic Parts 117pcs
Total Sprues 7 sprues and nose cowling
Camouflage Scheme 1. Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat,'Minsi III',flown by CAG Commander David McCambell, USS Essex, October 1944.
2. F6F-5 of VF-9 seen here with four kills flying
The kit consists of 111 parts in light grey plastic, 6 clear parts for canopy.
optional position flaps, simple engine detail, separated fixed
Paint Schemes French Air Force ● South Africa Air Force
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