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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1115
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat Diecast Model
USN VF-27, White 7/Paper Doll , Carl Brown Jr, USS Princeton, October 24th 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat   5.75"   7.25"

VF-27 F6F-5 Hellcat "Paper Doll" belonged to Lt. (jg) Robert Burnell but on October 24, 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf was flown from the USS Princeton by Lt. Carl Brown Jr.. Brown and other aircraft intercepted Japanese aircraft heading for the U.S. Fleet and he managed to down 5 enemy aircraft. During the battle Brown and his aircraft were hit but he managed to land on the USS Essex since the USS Princeton was ablaze. "Paper Doll" was pushed in the sea to make room for all the extra aircraft that were recovering.

Grumman F6F-5 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's 1:72 scale F6F Hellcat is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal, which gives it a nice, solid feel. It has crisp panel lines, a canopy that can be removed or displayed in the open position and a cockpit interior that features pad-printed dial and gauge instrumentation. There is also a removable center-mounted fuel tank and staged machine gun barrels with shell casing vents. Some variants have under-wing mounted rockets and bombs, night fighter versions feature radome mounted to the wing's leading edge and photo reconnaissance variants have a small camera port at the rear of the fuselage.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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