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  • Guillow's Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat Balsa Wood Model Airplane Kit GUI-1005

    $90.99 $63.69

    This balsa model kit features true to life action parts such as movable flying surfaces, a sliding canopy, retractable landing gear, scale pilot figure, and simulated engine. Kit can be built as a beautiful scale shelf model or flown (rubber free flight or powered U-Control). For U-Control installation, this kit contains a plywood firewall, tip guide, bell crank base, and nylon flying line. Although the fuselage of this model is roomy enough to accommodate simple R/C equipment, no instructions and diagrams are included or available.

                                     Wingspan: 32 3/4". Scale: 1:16. Age: 14+. Skill Level: Advanced. Build Time: 40+ Hours

    The first production F6F-3 took to the air in Oct. 1942, and by Jan. 16, 1943, operational F6F-3s were being delivered to the U.S. Navy. More than 2,500 joined the naval service in 1944 with production of the “3s” coming to a halt in the spring of 1944 when an improved version, the F6F-5 began to roll down the assembly lines. From its first combat engagement, the Hellcat proved superior to its Japanese opponent and maintained this advantage right up to the end of hostilities. Largely remembered for its exploits during the war in the Pacific, Hellcats served aboard the following as well as other carriers of the U.S. Pacific Fleet: Yorktown; Essex; Enterprise; Hornet; Lexington; Ticonderoga and Intrepid. Notable combat engagements occurred over Marcus Island, Wake Island, Tarawa, and the Marianas.

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