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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8904
Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat Diecast Model
USN VF-3, White F-15, Edward "Butch" O'Hare, USS Lexington, 1943

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat   7.25"   9.5"


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On February 20, 1942 LTCDR Edward Henry "Butch" O'Hare became the USN's first Ace and two months later was awarded the Medal of Honor, the first WWII USN pilot to do so. On February 20, 1942 O'Hare attacked a formation of nine Japanese Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" bombers and single handedly shot down five of the attackers and damaged a sixth. On the night of November 26, 1943 O'Hare was shot down and was never found. He was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously. In his honor a USN destroyer and Chicago's Orchard Depot Airport were named O'Hare.

Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat

Designed to meet a US Navy requirement for a new carrier-based fighter, the F-4F was first flown on September 2nd, 1937. Originally used by the British (who called it the Martlet) against the Luftwaffe, the Wildcat also became the United States Navy's primary carrier fighter in the Pacific Theatre. The Wildcat was no match for the maneuverability of the Japanese Zero, but the two airplanes were roughly equal in speed and the F-4F was able to absorb far more damage. With its array of 6 x 12.7mm machine guns and its distinctive Thach weave maneuver, two Wildcats could handle four or five Zeros.

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:48 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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