EDK8223 1/48 Grumman Hellcat Mk I/II Dual Combo

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EDK8223 1/48 Grumman Hellcat Mk I/II Dual Combo
Product Code: EDK8223
Brand: Eduard
WAS: £28.80
OUR PRICE:£21.00
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The Grumman Hellcat was built to replace the earlier Wildcat. It was bigger, more powerful, faster and could carry more weapons than the Wildcat. Combined with well trained pilots, USN Hellcats won air superiority over Japanese held territory and shot down more Japanese aircraft than any other fighter. The Royal Navy, looking for better carrier planes, bought the Hellcat to replace earlier fighters and supplement newer British carrier fighters. In Fleet Air Arm hands it also proved a success and was carried by many Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers.

The Hellcat was also developed into a nightfighter with a radar pod on the starboard wing. Some Hellcat nightfighters were uparmed with a pair of 20mm cannons replacing 2 of the 12.7mm machine guns. The Hellcat Mk I was the Royal Navy designation for the F6F-3 model and the Mk II was the F6F-5.

Eduard are a Czech based manufacturer famed for their model accessories. They have in the last few years released a successful range of kits. The Profipacks contain a kit with several marking options, along with a colour metal etch set, Canopy Mask and a full colour instruction booklet. In addition this kit contains 2 sets of resin wheels and an additional sprue with optional rockets for the Hellcat Mk II.

Please note that this set contains 2 full kits with markings for 3 Hellcat Mk I's and 3 Hellcat Mk II's.
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