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Amercom 1:72 Aircraft of the World ACSL32
Grumman F6F Hellcat Diecast Model
USN VF-12, Hamilton McWhorter III, USS Randolph, 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman F6F Hellcat   5.75"   7.25"

The USN's first Hellcat Ace was Lt. Hamilton "Mac" McWhorter. His first combat assignment was with VF-9 (Fighting Nine) flying an F4F Wildcat. When VF-9's combat tour ended McWhorter's next assignment was with VF-12 flying F6F Hellcats. He was on board the USS Randolph on February 16, 1945 and took part in the first carrier based raid on Tokyo and scored one Zero victory. McWhorter went on to score 11 more victories. He retired from the USN in 1969 and was inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame in 1989.

Grumman F6F Hellcat

Developed by Grumman to combat the Japanese Zero, the carrier-based F6F Hellcat was first flown on June 26, 1942. The Hellcat was a far more potent force than its predecessor, the Wildcat. It had increased fuel capacity, a low-mounted wing, wide landing gear, strengthened cockpit armor plating, and increased ammunition capacity. The big Double Wasp engine was set three degrees off the center axis, giving the aircraft a tail-down attitude in flight. Pilots' stories of "mostly holes where the airplane used to be" underscore the Hellcat's ability absorb unbelievable punishment and still return to the ship.

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Amercom 1:72 Aircraft of the World

The Amercom "1:72 Aircraft of the World" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Aircraft of the World" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Rotating wheels and propellers.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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