The F4F-3 Wildcat was Grumman's first monoplane fighter and despite being outclassed by the Mitsubishi Zero, it was a surprisingly successful US Naval fighter of WWII. Although inferior to the Zero in speed, rate of climb and maneuverability, its mediocre performance was compensated by a strong structure, superior firepower, and internal protection for the pilot. The early Zeroes lacked self-sealing tanks and armor for the pilot and a few shots from the Wildcat's 0.50 caliber guns could easily bring one down. American pilots also developed tactics such as the 'Thach Weave' to minimize the advantages held by Japanese fighters.

Grumman F4F Wildcat VF3/VMF223/RAF

Grumman F4F Wildcat VF3/VMF223/RAF

Code: HCC1689



Product Description


Grumman F4F Wildcat VF3/VMF223/RAF
Plastic model kit.
Scale 1/32
Manufacturer: Hobbycraft
Length 10-3/4", Wingspan 14"
Plastic, metal and photo-etc parts
Mks; VMF-223 Battle Of Guadalcanal 1942,
VF-3 USS Yorktown Lt.Cdr John Thatch and
Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, 890th Sqn, HMS Antheling 1945