Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series HA8903 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat USN VC-12, Black 3, USS Core, 1944. 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 The disappointing Brewster Buffalo was withdrawn in favor of the Wildcat and replaced as aircraft became available.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.
With the Japanese carriers eliminated in the Pacific some smaller USN escort carriers were redeployed to the Atlantic to help protect convoys from German U-boats that had been exacting a heavy toll. The Bogue, Card, Core and Croatan became Hunter-Killer carriers equipped with Wildcats and Avengers. VC-12 was established on October 6, 1943 at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington and spent the winter of 1943/44 onboard the USS Core. During this period VC-12 logged thirty four engagements. VC-12 was disestablished on June 7, 1945.
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|Size:||9.5" Wingspan, 7.25" Long|
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