1942, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation began mass
production of the F6F "Hellcat" fighter as replacement
for the F4F/FM-2 "Wildcat" which had been carrying the
burden of fighter operations in the Pacific. The results
obtained from testing a captured Japanese "Zero"
restored to flyable condition were utilized in refining design
features of the production F6F to enable it to engage the
"Zero" on equal terms and thus dictate the rules of
combat. At one time during the war, Grumman was delivering a
"Hellcat" at the rate of one per hour around the clock
for a grand total of 12,275 deliveries from 1942 to 1945.
While the F6Fs capability for
carrying bombs and rockets was widely utilized in air support of
friendly ground forces as well as the destruction of enemy
airfield installations and shipping, it is best known for its
role as a fighter. All in all, the "Hellcat" was
credited with destroying 5,156 enemy aircraft in air-to-air
combat (75% of all Navy aerial kills) with a kill ratio of 19:1.
Combat stories of F6F
encounters with enemy aircraft during World War II are legendary.
Hellcat - Loaded
From our Premier Series. 1/30th scale. 17.5"
wingspan x 13.5"
Comes completely loaded with weapons.
No. AEN6D-BL. Only $194.95
From our Premier series. Same size as above.
No. AEN6D-AR. Only $174.95 Grumman
F6F Hellcat - Loaded
Complete with weapons. See above.
No. AEN6D-AL. Only $194.95
From our Standard series
1/32nd scale. 16" wingspan by 12.25"
No. AEN6D-ST. Only $119.95 Grumman
From our Junior series
1/48th scale. 10.5" wingspan by 8.5"
No. AEN6D-JR. Only $69.95