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PR99402 Corgi   F6F-5 Hellcat - Minsi 111, David McCampbell, US Navy. Ltd Ed £ 29.99
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  Corgi Predators 1/72 scale Hellcat is a truly outstanding model. Complete with optional undercarriage and canopy positions, rocket and bomb load, stand and limited edition info leaflet it really does have to be seen to be appreciated. It is a prime example of just how good diecast models have become.

The F6F “Hellcat” was basically designed as the “Zero Killer”. It could fly about an average 55 mph faster than the Zero and it was heavier and more powerful than the Zero. The Hellcat also had the highest kill ratio of any American fighter plane during WWII (19 to 1). US Navy pilots referred the Hellcat as the "Aluminum Tank". F6F was one of the most feared and successful planes in WWII.
This F6F-5, nicknamed “Minsi 111” (White 19), was flown by ace pilot David McCampbell from the carrier USS Essex. He shot down 30 Japanese aircraft with it, becoming one of the highest scoring allied aces of World War 2. In October 1944 McCampbell and his Wingman Lt Roy Rushing attacked a force of 60 plus Japanese aircraft. After 90 minutes of dog-fighting he shot down 9 Japanese aircraft, setting an air combat record. His wingman Rushing shot down another 6! These babies will not stay in stock for long.
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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
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