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War Master Military Machines APF0001
Grumman F6F Hellcat Diecast Model
USN, Radio-Controlled Drone, Bikini Atoll, Operation Crossroads 1946

Limited Edition
2000
Pieces Worldwide

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

Operation Crossroads was a series of nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. Its purpose was to investigate the effect of nuclear weapons on naval ships. The series consisted of two detonations, each with a yield of 23 kilotons. As part of the test program, several radio-controlled drone aircraft were outfitted with test instrumentation and flown through the mushroom clouds to measure radioactivity data.

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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War Master Military Machines

The War Master "Military Machines" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

War Master "Military Machines" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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