Hobby Master HA0308 1/32 F6F-5 Hellcat - USN, David McCampbell's "Minsi II"

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Hobby Master HA0308 1/32 F6F-5 Hellcat - USN, David McCampbell's "Minsi II"

Air Power Series
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, "Minsi II"
USN, David McCampbell's second "Minsi" Hellcat
USS Essex, 1944 

The Hellcat made its combat debut August 1943 and in two years carrier based F6Fs are credited with downing 4,947 aircraft. If land based and Marine Hellcat kills are added it brings the total to 5,156, an incredible figure. This total represents 80% of all kills giving a kill-to-loss ratio of 19 to 1 another outstanding achievement. By Spring 1944 there were a total 4,403 F6F-3s built. Often referred to as the "Aluminum Tank" it was also aptly called "The Ace Maker" because of men like Vraciu and McCampbell. In late June 1944 David McCampbell received an F6F-5 Hellcat that he named "Minsi II." LCDR McCampbell flew this aircraft until mid September 1944 and was unable to score one victory during those 3 months. This new aircraft turned out to be a very problematic machine and must have been built on a Monday or Friday. In early September 1944 this aircraft was traded in for the new F6F-5 McCampbell named "Minsi III." McCampbell ended the war with a total of 34 victories.

Hobby Master 1/32 Air Power Series die-cast airplanes feature:
- Die-cast metal construction with some plastic components
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details
- Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals
- Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors
- Optional extended/retracted landing gear
- Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards
- Accurately detailed underside with concealed screw heads