Revell 1/48 F6F-5 Hellcat
The Zero's airborne archenemy.
The Hellcat was a much needed replacement for the inadequate Wildcat in World War II. It was superior to the Japanese Zero in every way. The Hellcat became the U.S. Navy’s primary carrier based fighter during World War II. In addition to its fighting ability, the Hellcat was rugged and easy to maintain which are important qualities for a carrier fighter. The delivery of Hellcats started in Sept. of 1943 and they had an immediate impact. Of the 6,477 enemy planes shot down, 4,947 could be attributed to the Hellcat. It was equipped with six .50 cal. machine guns on its wings and could also have either two 1000 lb. bombs or a 2150 lb. torpedo. It could also carry a large belly gas tank to extend its range.
Designed to replace the subpar Wildcat, the F6F Hellcat is most famous as the Mitsubishi® Zero's most formidable foe. Kit features folding wings, retracting landing gear, a complete load of bombs and rockets, a seated pilot figure, an outside crew figure and decals for two versions: 1. F6F-5 Hellcat, White 115 "Death 'n Destruction"/BuNo 72534 of Ensigns Donald McPherson, Bill Kingston, Jr. and Lyttleton Ward, VF-83, U.S.S. Essex, May 1945 and 2. F6F-5 Hellcat, '7' Paper Doll, Ensign Bob Burnell and Lt. Carl Brown, Jr., VF-27, U.S.S. Princeton, October 1944.
Features and Specifications
• Skill Level: 2
• Highly detailed pieces molded in light gray and clear
• Authentic action features including folding wings and retracting gear
• Complete load of bombs and rockets
• Seated pilot and outside crew figure
• Waterslide decals
• Illustrated assembly guide
• Scale: 1/48
• Wingspan: 10-3/4"
• Length: 8-1/4"
• Height: 2-7/8"
• Parts: 55
|Mfr Part Number||85-5262|