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Hobbyboss 1:48 - F4F-3 Wildcat (Early)


The Wildcat was the main shipboard fighter when the US entered WWII. The F4F was barrel-shaped, with angular wingtips, rudder and a narrow-track undercarriage. The F4F was well-armed and reliable and was a natural shipboard aircraft, probably easier to land on a carrier deck than on land. The F4F never had a operational speed limitation In this form, the F4F-3 was accepted by the USN and an order for 54 was received in August 1939. After the first two, the cowl guns were removed and four 0.50 wing guns fitted. The production aircraft were powered by the R-1830-76 engine, Most F4F-3s had no armour and self-sealing fuel tanks.

Model Information:

This kit consists of 73 parts in light grey plastic, 7 clear parts for canopy, simple engine detail and optional cowling.

Length: 256.4 mm
Wingspan: 350.6 mm

This product was released on Monday 03 December, 2007.

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These are 1/48th scale plastic figure sets. They do not contain paints and glues unless otherwise stated. Popular kitmakers in this scale include Mig Productions.

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Hobbyboss are a relatively new company having only formed in the last couple of years but the rumours are they have spent a long time producing models for Trumpeter and seem to be very experienced in creating state of the art injection moulded kits. The first company to produce embedded photo etch they have caused some serious stirs in a very short space of time and they continue to make a great range of high quality affordable model kits. One to watch for the future.

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