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Trumpeter 1.32 F4F-3 – Butch O’Hare

The Trumpeter F4F-3 done with Eduard photoetch interior details and lap belts (USN aircraft did not have shoulder harness till after Midway).

Butch O’Hare, who Alex Vraciu once told me was the best pilot he ever knew, was the Navy’s first ace of World War II, shooting down 5 attacking Betty bombers in a 10 minute combat that saved the Lexington, and was the first American pilot of the war to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Gunze-Sangyo Blue-Grey and Light Gull Grey was used, with decals from the decal dungeon.

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