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F6F-5 Hellcat (US Navy, "Death & Destruction" BuNo 72534, VF-83, USS Essex, May 1945) (Hobbymaster HA0306)

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Category:Aircraft Models
Subcategory:1:32 Hobby Master
Scale:1 : 32
ISBN/Box:HA0306
Publisher/Brand:Hobbymaster
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Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:32 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 32, ISBN/Box HA0306, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster

Features
Folding wings Rotating metal propeller
Sliding canopy Interchangeable undercarriage
Rolling wheels Removable center-line fuel tank
2 Bombs under fuselage, one on each side of fuel tank
6 Rockets, 3 under each wing Realistic looking pilot

Dimensions
Length - 12.4 in (315.5 mm)
Open Wingspan - 16 in (410 mm)
Width When Wings Folded - 6.6 in (168.8 mm)
Height - 4.43 in (112.5 mm)
Height To Top Of Folded Wings - 4.6 in (116.5 mm)

Weight - 2.8 lb (1.28 kg)

In 1942-43 the F4U program was bogged down with delays and the USN needed a top notched
carrier-based fighter. The Grumman F6F-5 was exactly what they were looking for with the first
production model flying in October 1942 and 12,274 Hellcats built by the end of the war. In terms
of size, the Hellcat was the second largest single engine fighter of the war, being just slightly
smaller than the Republic P-47 "Thunderbolt".


One of the best kept secrets of WWII was the Ulithi Atoll of the Caroline Islands. Early 1945 saw
almost 200 battleships, cruisers, destroyers, carriers and hundreds more supply ships anchored
there to make it possible for the U.S. to advance across the Pacific toward Japan. On May 30,
1945 Falalop Island became the new home for the VMF(N)-541 "Bat Eye Squadron" protecting
the fleet anchored there. Morale became so low that the 541 was the first war time Marine unit
permitted to paint nose art on their aircraft.


Specifications (F6F-5):
Engine:
2000hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10W Double Wasp
18-cylinder radial
piston engine
Weight:
Empty 9150 lbs.,
Max Takeoff 15,410 lbs.
Dimensions:
Wing Span: 42ft. 10in.
Length: 33ft. 7in.
Height: 13ft. 6in.
Performance:
Maximum Speed at 23,500 ft: 380mph
Cruising Speed at 6,000 ft: 168mph
Ceiling: 37,300 ft
Range: 1,530 miles with 150-gallon drop tank
Armament:
Six 12.7mm (0.5 inch) wing-mounted machine guns
Two 1,000-lb bombs, or six 127mm (5-inch) rockets



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