Hobby Boss Aircraft 1/48 F6F-3 Hellcat Kit
The Grumman F
6F 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
- Well appointed cockpit
- Fuselage interior stringer detail (aft cockpit bulkhead to tail wheel)
- Twin-row radial engine with accessory section and motor mounts
- Separate flaps
- Multipart canopy
- Optional extended or folded wings (includes wing interior detail), and external stores (drop tank, six HVARs and two 1000lb bombs).
- Decals and color painting guide for 2 US Navy aircraft: 'White 13' of VF-16 off USS Lexington during December 1943 and BuNo 42823 of VF-14 off USS Wasp during 1944 - includes instrument faces, propeller tip markings and stencil data.