Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8902 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat USN VF-3 , White 23, John Thach, USS Yorktown, Battle of Midway, June 4th 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 The disappointing Brewster Buffalo was withdrawn in favor of the Wildcat and replaced as aircraft became available.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.
John Thach devised a maneuver, the Thach Weave, so Wildcats could compensate for the Zeroís high speed and turn rate. Using half power aircraft would weave back and forth across each otherís path to protect each other. On June 4th at the Battle of Midway John Thach led six VF-3 F4Fís from the USS Yorktown to escort Douglas Devastators to attack the Japanese carrier fleet. They were met by twenty Japanese fighters and using the Thach Weave they down four Zeros with Thach claiming three of them. Thach retired as an Admiral with six air victories.
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|Size:||9.5" Wingspan, 7.25" Long|
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