Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

£9.99

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Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

£9.99

Item Code: A02070

sssss (8 reviews)

4.8 8

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The F4F Wildcat was the US Navy's primary carrier borne fighter aircraft at the start of the Second World War. Characterised by its stubby appearance the Wildcat had been developed from Gruman's successful range of pre-war biplanes and had entered service with the US Navy a year prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. By the time of the crucial battles from Midway and Guadalcanal the F4F-4 model had become the most numerous varient and new tactics enabled American naval and marine pilots to gain the upper hand on the previously all-conquering Mitsubishi Zero.

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:72
Skill 2
Flying Hours 1
Number of Parts 58
Dimensions (mm) L122 X W160
Age Suitability 8+

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sssss 4

Nice Kit: A little Fiddly

I built the Royal Navy Martlet version which has a slightly different nose. On the while this is a nice build, but the landing gear is quite awkward so not ideal for a beginner. It is also surprisingly small.

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sssss 5

Great Kit, Great Value

After 35+ years of scale modelling, I finally got around to building my first Airfix kit. This a great kit for intermediate to experienced modelers, but beginners might have a little trouble with the fit on the landing gear assembly. Also, if you opt for the VF-6 markings, the decal that goes on the rudder will require some careful modification to match the actual piece, it does not have triangular notch cut out on it. If I were to do this again, I would paint and apply the decal to the rudder separately and attach it to the airplane at the end. Definitely worth the $12.99 price tag!

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sssss 5

Perfect kit - but the pilot and the date?

I love this kit. The lines are correct, and the panels are not too small or too deep. The cart is correct (missing only one detail) and the Cartograf decals are good. I love the ability to rotate moving parts. The pilot, however, was called Marion Carl, not Marian as you write in the instructions. In addition, I have a doubt: your kit is based on photo N. H. C. 80-G-37932, with a mechanic on this plane, Guadalcanal 2 February 1943 (not 1942). At that date, Marion Carl had 16.5 wins: maybe the photos are for Guadalcanal pilot John Lucian Smith, he had 19 kills already.

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Airfix Says...

08/05/2017

Many thanks for your review. We have updated Captain Marion E. Carl's name on the website, and I have passed your comments through to the Development team.

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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme. Please note - Humbrol products can only be shipped to UK

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