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HBB80365 1/48 McDonnell F3H-2M Demon

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HBB80365 1/48 McDonnell F3H-2M  Demon
Product Code: HBB80365
Brand: Hobbyboss
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WAS: £36.99
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The F3H was an all-weather fighter built for the US Navy.

Early versions were plagued by unreliable and underpowered engines. This was partly rectified by fitting the more powerful and reliable Allison J71 Turbojet engine.

Despite the increase in power, the plane was still underpowered and a bit sluggish, leading to the nickname, 'Lead sled'. The F3H-2N was capable of using the heatseeking AIM 9 Sidewinder missile while the F3H-2M added the capability to use the longer range radar guided AIM 7 Sparrow missile.  

The Demon had a short career in the US Navy, being first deployed in 1956 and the last squadron retired in 1964, when there were enough F4 Phantoms to go round. 
Hobby Boss are part of the Chinese model company, Trumpeter. Hobby Boss are known for their range of easy to build model kits for novice modellers but also for their range of nicely moulded and detailed, well engineered kits for a reasonable price. This Demon model falls into the latter category and looking at the contents of the box I think a nice looking model can be made from this kit. 
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