Grumman Hellcat Mk 11 of 804 Sqn, Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy in 1945. Finished in Far East theatre camouflage markings, this is an excellent looking model. Comes complete with superb panel detail, optional undercarriage and canopy positions plus full rocket and bomb load and display stand. Only a few hundred were imported to the UK and it is now hard to find. Production of 2,428 pieces.
The F6F “Hellcat” was basically designed as the “Zero Killer”. It could fly about an average 55 mph faster than the Zero and it was heavier and more powerful than the Zero. The Hellcat also had the highest kill ratio of any American fighter plane during WWII (19 to 1). US Navy pilots referred the Hellcat as the “Aluminum Tank”. F6F was one of the most feared and successful planes in WWII.