Grumman F6F Hellcat Fighter Aircraft “United States Navy” 1/72 Diecast Model by DeAgostini

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    • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of Grumman F6F Hellcat Fighter Aircraft “United States Navy” die cast model by DeAgostini.
    • Brand new box.
    • Detailed exterior.
    • True-to-scale detail.
    • Includes display stand.
    • Officially licensed product.
    • This model does not have any openings.
    • Manufacturer’s original unopened packaging.
    • Dimensions approximately Length- 5.75, Wingspan- 7.25 inches.
    • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
    • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
    • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
    • HISTORY ASPECTS:
      The Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, operated by VF-24 squadron, played a crucial role during World War II, particularly in the Pacific theater. In 1945, these formidable carrier-based fighter aircraft were deployed aboard the USS Santee (CVE-29). VF-24, assigned to escort carrier duties, provided air cover and support for naval operations against Japanese forces. The Hellcat’s exceptional performance, firepower, and rugged design made it a key asset for the United States Navy in the latter stages of the war.
      The conflict in the Pacific placed significant demands on carrier-based aircraft due to the vast expanses of ocean. The F6F-5 Hellcat rose to the occasion, proving to be a reliable and effective fighter against Japanese aircraft. It excelled in dogfights and played a pivotal role in securing air superiority for the Allies. The USS Santee, with its complement of Hellcats from VF-24, contributed to the overall success of the Pacific island-hopping campaign and subsequent naval engagements.
      This 1:72 scale model meticulously replicates the Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat as flown by VF-24 aboard the USS Santee in 1945. Aviation enthusiasts and collectors can now own a piece of history, commemorating the bravery and skill of the pilots who flew this iconic aircraft during the final stages of World War II.

     

    Weight 4 kg
    Dimensions 15 × 8 × 7 cm