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Grumman F4F-4, “Wildcat”

June 3, 2017 in Aviation

This model, represents the aircraft flown by Lcdr James S. “Jimmy” Thatch, on the morning strike against the Japanese fleet. In the encounter, he is credited with shooting down two Mitsubishi A6M2, Model 21, Type 0, Carrier Fighters.
Later in the afternoon, he would be flying an F4F-4, with the number “1” on it’s sides, when he shot down the B5N2, flown by Lt. Tomonaga of the Japanese carrier, IJN Hiryu.

Kit is the 1:32 scale Trumpeter.

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9 responses to Grumman F4F-4, “Wildcat”

  1. Now THAT, my friend, is simply outstanding…!

  2. Felix rules again! Great job. Isn’t this when he developed the ‘Thatch weave’?

  3. This was the mission on which he demonstrated the Thach Weave.

  4. This is a very good looking ‘Cat…………………….

  5. Good looking cat Freddie.

  6. The Kate was nice-looking, but I have to say I really like the finish you got on this one! Well done!

  7. Hello Frederick,
    Top Model. Superbly finished.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

  8. Outstanding, Frederick. Beautifully done, as usual.

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