AH70031 1/72 Grumman FM-2 Wildcat Expert Set
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The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the US Navy's main carrier fighter during the early part of the war in the Pacific. It was well armed, rugged and reasonably agile, and was able to take great punishment. Although outclassed in terms of speed, climb and agility by the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Wildcat pilots were able to hold their own in combat thanks to tactics developed by the US Navy ace Commander 'Jimmy' Thatch.
At the Battle of Midway in June 1942, the pilots used the 'Thatch Weave' successfully for the first time in combat. It then became the standard tactics used by the US Navy fighter pilots.
Arma Hobby are a Polish company and this is their own FM-2 Wildcat kit. This is the 'Expert' boxing and it is similar in concept to the Eduard Profipacks. It contains plastic parts for one model, which looks very detailed and very crisply moulded. Also included is a fret of unpainted etch metal detail parts, a canopy mask and decals for six Wildcats from the USN Pacific and Atlantic fleets, as well as one from the Royal Navy.