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Grumman F4F-4, “Wildcat”, ‘Fighting Three’, USS Yorktown

June 5, 2017 in Aviation

This is the always popular 1:48 scale Tamiya kit, of LeRoy Grumman’s tough little fighter. This model represents the aircraft flown by Mach. Thomas F. Cheek on the morning of 4 June, 1942.
During that action Mach. Cheek, was credited with three shoot downs over the Japanese Fleet. His F4F also took several hits, and although wounded, Cheek managed to get his aircraft back aboard Yorktown. “Number Sixteen” was lost when Yorktown sank on 7 June.
Here are some engine and cockpit pictures so far…

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7 responses to Grumman F4F-4, “Wildcat”, ‘Fighting Three’, USS Yorktown

  1. Outstanding work Freddie……………. I really like this one.

  2. Frederick,
    Very nicely done. I like it.

  3. Nice looking Cat. I like it.

  4. Great Wildcat Freddie. I believe Tom Cheek and his wingman Daniel Sheedy were the only fighters that were able to stay with VT-3 during the initial contact with the Japanese CAP. Their efforts got 11 of 12 of the TBD’s through to start their attack.

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