Hobby Boss Aircraft 1/48 F6F-3N Hellcat Kit
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.
- Engraved panel lines, detailed cockpit, fuselage interior stringer detail (aft cockpit bulkhead to tailwheel), wingtip radome, twin-row radial engine with accessory section and motor mounts, separate flaps, multi-part canopy, optional extended or folded wings, and external stores (drop tank, six HVARs and two 1000lb bombs).
- Decals and color painting guide for 2 US Navy aircraft: No 6 VF(N)-76, USS Charger, October 1943 and No 319, USS Solomons, November 1944 - includes instrument panel, propeller tip markings and data stencils.