F6F Hellcat Warbird 35CC~60CC Gas RC Airplane ARF 2.14m 84 inch
New fiberglass fueselage version now available
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- Name: 84" F6F hellcat 50cc
- Wing span: 2133.6mm/84"
- Length: 1734.8mm/68.3"
- Wing area: 74 sq.dm
- Flying weight:9 kg
- Engine: 35-60CC
- Radio: 9 channels
- Fiberglass fuselage, built up wings
- Includes High Quality Retractable and rotatable main and tail landing gear. Comprehensive hardware pack included.
Comprehensive hardware pack included with the kit
A Brief history - courtesy of Wikpedia
The Grumman F6F Hellcat was a carrier-based fighter aircraft developed to replace the earlier F4F Wildcat in United States Navy (USN) service. Although the F6F bore a family resemblance to the Wildcat, it was a completely new design powered by a 2,000 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800. Some tagged it as the "Wildcat's big brother". The Hellcat and the Vought F4U Corsair were the primary USN fighters during the second half of World War II.
The Hellcat was the first USN fighter for which the design took into account lessons from combat with the Japanese Zero.The Hellcat proved to be the most successful aircraft in naval history, destroying 5,271 aircraft while in service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps (5,163 in the Pacific and eight more during the invasion of Southern France, plus 52 with the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm during World War II). Postwar, the Hellcat aircraft was systematically phased out of front line service, but remained in service as late as 1954 as a night fighter in composite squadrons.
It was the major U.S. Navy fighter type involved in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, where so many Japanese aircraft were shot down that Navy aircrews nicknamed the battle The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot. The F6F accounted for 75% of all aerial victories recorded by the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.