Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series HA8905 Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat USMC VMF-224 Fighting Bengals, MF-I, Robert Galer, Guadalcanal Island, 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 The disappointing Brewster Buffalo was withdrawn in favor of the Wildcat and replaced as aircraft became available.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.
In March 1941 Robert Galer was appointed Captain and in 1942 became the CO of VMF-224 “Fighting Bengals” and became a Major. Between August 30 and November 2, 1942 VMF-224 shot down 60 enemy aircraft with Galer credited with 11 of these during a 29 day period flying the F4F-3. After WWII Galer served in Korea; ending his flying career with 14 victories. Robert Galer retired as a Brigadier General who had received the Medal of Honor, the British DFC and Purple Heart plus numerous others.
|Stock Status:||IN STOCK|
|Size:||9.5" Wingspan, 7.25" Long|
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