Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series HA8901 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat USMC VMF-223 Bulldogs, White 2, Marion Carl, Guadalcanal, September 1942. 1/48 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 9.5" Wingspan, 7.25" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service in 1940 with the United States Navy, and the British Royal Navy where it was initially known as the Martlet. First used by the British in the North Atlantic, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of the Second World War. The disappointing Brewster Buffalo was withdrawn in favor of the Wildcat and replaced as aircraft became available. Primary Role: Fighter-Aircraft.
Originally assigned to VMF-221 Marion Eugene Carl scored his first victory on June 4, 1942 during the Battle of Midway. After rest in Hawaii, Carl was re-assigned to VMF-223 “Bulldogs”. On August 20, 1942 VMF-223 was deployed to Guadalcanal where he was shot down on September 9, 1942 and was missing for 5 days before returning. Marion Carl became the USMC first ace with 3 victories occurring later in September 1942. Carl ended the war with 18.5 victories, the USMC seventh ranking ace.
|Stock Status:||IN STOCK|
|Size:||9.5" Wingspan, 7.25" Long|
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