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F4F-4 Wildcat ,White 23, flown by Lt. Cdr John Thach,  VF-3, USS Yorktown, 4-6 June 1942 1:48 - Preorder item, order now for future delivery, Hobby Master Diecast Airplanes Item Number HA8902

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F4F-4 Wildcat ,White 23, flown by Lt. Cdr John Thach, VF-3, USS Yorktown, 4-6 June 1942 1:48 - Preorder item, order now for future delivery

Item #: HA8902
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Retail: $97.95 Sale Price: $86.95
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    Length: 7.25"

    Wingspan: 9.5"

    Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

    Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

    Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
    Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat
    "Battle of Midway"
    White 23, Lt. Cdr John Thach,
    VF-3, USS Yorktown, 4-6 June 1942
    Early in the Pacific War in WWII the Grumman F4F Wildcat was the best fighter aircraft the U.S.
    had but was out performed by the Japanese Zero. The Wildcat�s folding wings allowed for a
    greater number of aircraft that could be carried but added extra weight and reduced the aircraft
    performance. New features such as self-sealing fuel tanks, heavy armor made up for the
    Wildcat�s lesser performance. By the end of WWII the F4F had flown approximately 15,500
    sorties with a kill ratio of 6.9 victories to 1.

    John Thach devised a maneuver, the Thach Weave, so Wildcats could compensate for the Zero�
    s high speed and turn rate. Using half power aircraft would weave back and forth across each
    others path to protect each other. On June 4th at the Battle of Midway John Thach led six VF-3
    F4F�s from the USS Yorktown to escort Douglas Devastators to attack the Japanese carrier fleet.
    They were met by twenty Japanese fighters and using the Thach Weave they down four Zeros
    with Thach claiming three of them. Thach retired as an Admiral with six air victories.
    1/48 scale pre-finished.
    All markings pad applied for superb results.
    Canopy slides open.
    Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
    Comes with display stand.
    Landing gear is fully retractable and can be displayed up or down.
    Propeller is metal.
    Extremely sought after by collectors.
    Hobby Master Diecast Airplanes
    Item # HA8902

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