Hellcat almost makes it possible to hear the thunderous roar as the
huge rotary engine cranks over and begins to fire, belching smoke in all
directions. An extremely well detailed and meticulously crafted work
of art, the professionals at Hobby Master have gone to great lengths to provide
you with a quality piece of aviation history. Great paint, terrific markings,
optional canopies, weapons and more can all be found with this very
unable to reassert its authority over the former colony. One of the carriers stationed in
the Gulf of Tonkin was the base for 1F squadron of F6F-5 Hellcats. “F” (Flottille),
combat squadron – carrier and land-based – armed aircraft. 1F and sister squadrons
were used to strike supply routes, bridges, railroads and close air support for troops. 1F
Hellcats continued to fly sorties until July 21, 1954 when an agreement was signed in
Geneva and France withdrew from Indochina.
2000hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10W Double Wasp 18-cylinder radial piston engine
Weight: Empty 9150 lbs., Max Takeoff 15,410 lbs.
Dimensions: Wing Span: 42ft. 10in. Length: 33ft. 7in. Height: 13ft. 6in.
Maximum Speed at 23,500 ft: 380mph. Cruising Speed at 6,000 ft: 168mph
Ceiling: 37,300 ft. Range: 1,530 miles with 150-gallon drop tank
Armament: Six 12.7mm (0.5 inch) wing-mounted machine guns
Two 1,000-lb bombs, or six 127mm (5-inch) rockets