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Trumpeter 02257 1/32 F6F-5 Hellcat Plastic Model Kit


SKU TR02257

The best carrier-based fighter of World War Two, was the Grumman F6F Hellcat. The Hellcat was armed with six .50 caliber machine guns as well as rockets, and the wings folded flat against the fuselage so more could fit on board aircraft carriers. The Hellcat's design sacrificed speed for a high rate of climb and exceptional maneuverability. It was also a very rugged and well armored design. The F6F-5, which utilized a redesigned engine cowl, new ailerons, a strengthened tail, and a water-injection system for the engine, which added 10% to the takeoff performance and increased its armament-carrying capabilities. The F6F-5 was first flown on 4 April 1944, and production continued through November 1945. Over 900 more "Dash-5" Hellcats were delivered to the UK under the Lend-Lease program under the designation Hellcat Mk II. Length 10.2 m Wing Span 13.0m Hight 3.9m All-Up Weight 6,990Kg Empty Weight 4,189Kg Max Speed650Km/h Range 1,521Km Service Ceiling 11,368m:

Item No : 02257
Item Name : F6F-5 Hellcat
Bar Code : 9580208022574
Scale : 1:32
Item Type : Static Aircraft
Model Brief : Length: 320mm Wingspan: 418.25mm
Total Parts : 364pcs
Metal Parts : n/a
Photo Etched Parts : 1 fret PE for seat-belt
Film Parts : 1 photo film sheet for instrument panel
Resin Parts : n/a
Total Sprues : 10 sprues, 4 rubber tires, one clear cowling
Paint Schemes ": 1) F6F-5 No.7,VF-27 of USS Princeton (CVL-23),1944
2)F6F-5 No.33, VF-29 of USS Marcu,1945"
Released Date : 2009-01
More Features ": Fuselage
-Left and right fuselage moulded w/ authentic details
-Offer clear engine cover to assembly to show the full interior

This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.