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F6F-5 Hellcat Military Aircraft Model
F6F-5 Hellcat Military Aircraft Model

F6F-5 Hellcat Military Aircraft Model

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F6F-5 Hellcat Military Aircraft Model


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F6F-5 Hellcat Military Aircraft Model

F6F-5 Hellcat Military Aircraft Model

Excellent Craftsmanship!
Our master craftsmen, working from three-dimensional drawings, handcraft each model from either the finest Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite.

Each model is shaped with remarkable precision and attention to detail. Several stages of fine sanding, between primer coats, produce a smooth finish ready for final painting.

Talented artists using ultra-fine brushes and decals, paint the nose art, stripes and markings. A final coat of clear polyurethane provides lasting protection and brilliance.

    Item Details:
  • 1/48 scale model
  • Wing Span: 10.5 Inches
  • Length:8.5 Inches

    Item Highlights:
  • Makes a GREAT gift!
  • Many different models to choose from
  • Hand made from fine Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite


Model Description

This collectable model F6F-5 Hellcat represents the Navy’s answer to the Japanese Zero – a rugged Grumman fighter that racked up more than 5,000 enemy aircraft destroyed in World War II. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by skilled craftsmen using a wealth of detail, this 1/48-scale model F6F-5 Hellcat makes a great pilot gift, or a present for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.

The F6F-3 Hellcat succeeded the F4F Wildcat as the Navy’s front-line fighter during World War II. Development of the Hellcat began even before Pearl Harbor as Grumman engineers worked on improvements to the Wildcat.

Fitted with a 2,000-horsepower Wright Double Wasp radial engine, the Hellcat had a top speed of 380 mph, and was armed with six .50-caliber machine guns and hard points for external munitions.

The F6F-5 Hellcat featured a redesigned engine cowling, new ailerons and strengthened tail surfaces.

Like the Wildcat, the Hellcat was designed for ease of manufacture and ability to withstand significant damage. A total of 212 pounds of cockpit armor was fitted to aid pilot survival, as well as a bullet-resistant windshield and armor around the engine oil tank and oil cooler. Self-sealing fuel tanks further reduced susceptibility to fire and often allowed damaged aircraft to return home. The U.S. Navy's all-time leading ace, Capt. David McCampbell, scored all his 34 victories in the Hellcat.

The Hellcat first saw combat on September 1943, and began an impressive run of aerial victories. In the Marianas Turkey Shoot – the Battle of the Phillipine Sea – Hellcats accounted for 75 percent of the 400-plus Japanese aircraft shot down.

The Hellcat led to the development of the F8F Bearcat, an airplane believed my many to be the pinnacle of piston-engine fighter development.

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