Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA7309 Grumman F3F-1 USN VF-7 Blue Burglar Wasps, 1930s, 1/48 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 8" Wingspan, 5.75" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Grumman F3F was the last American biplane fighter aircraft delivered to the United States Navy (indeed, the last biplane fighter delivered to any American military air arm), and served between the wars. Designed as an improvement on the F2F, it entered service in 1936. It was retired from front line squadrons at the end of 1941 before it could serve in World War II, and was first replaced by the Brewster F2A Buffalo. Primary Role: Fighter Aircraft.
Produced in the mid to late 1930s the F3F-1 as well as the 2 and 3 variants belonged to what probably was the most colorful era in US military aviation history. Grumman took all the lessons learned from the F2F and incorporated them into the F3F. The Flying Barrel, as it was commonly called, had a wide fuselage to accommodate the large radial engine spinning a three-bladed Hamilton Standard propeller. The plane also had improved retractable landing gear, longer fuselage that improved stability. The last F3F was retired by the USN in November 1943.
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