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Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series HA0303
Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat Diecast Model
USN VF-27, White 17, Richard Stambook, USS Princeton, October 1944

1:32 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat   12.75"   16.25"

n 1944 Grumman Hellcat F6F-3 "White 17" belonged to VF-27's Lt. Richard "Dick" Stambook on board the USS Princeton. Before VF-27; Stambook served with VS-3 flying a Dauntless, VF-3 and VF-6 piloting Wildcats. His best day was June 19, 1944, while flying "White 17" Dick brought down 3 Japanese aircraft. On October 18, 1944 Stambook scored his tenth and final victory, a Kawasaki Ki-45 Nick. Six days later Stambook was lucky to be alive when the USS Princeton was destroyed and he had to swim to safety.

Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".

Grumman F6F-3 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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Hobby Master 1:32 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:32 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:32 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Optional extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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