This is a Plastic 1/48 WWII Grumman F4 Wildcat Airplane from Tamiya.|
A product of the Grumman "Iron Works" the F4F Wildcat was the US Navy's sole
defense against the Japanese Zero when war broke out in December 1941. Not as
fast or maneuverable as the Zero, the rugged Wildcat nevertheless held its own
through the use of superior tactics. This Tamiya kit builds into a detailed
1/48th scale replica of the F4F-4: the first version fitted with folding wings
High quality water activated decals are included for four aircraft.
Highly detailed 1/48th scale plastic kit for static display
Approx 60 parts in medium grey and clear with fine recessed panel
Highly detailed engine, wheel well and landing gear.
Multi-part canopy may be posed open or closed.
Main wheels have separate hubs for easy painting.
Highly detailed cockpit with accurate instrument panel, seat, control
stick and rudder pedals, and bulkheads.
2 drop tanks included and prop rotates thanks to a polythene bushing
in the engine which also lets the prop be added late in assembly.
(This makes painting easier and makes prop damage less likely).
OPTIONS: Includes 1 sheet of water activated decals which contains national
markings, aircraft identification letters, and red & white rudder
striping. Four aircraft:
1: VF-41 (USN), USS Ranger, "41-F-8".
2: VMF-223 (USMC), "28".
3: VGF-29 (USN), USS Santee, "29-GF-4".
Color scheme for above versions:
-Top Surfaces: Blue Grey; Bottom surfaces: Light Grey.
4: VF-22 (USN), USS Independence, "22-F-1".
-Top surfaces: Sea Blue; Fuselage sides: Intermediate blue.
-Bottom surfaces: White.
Additional Paints Required: Colors are all flat except where
Detail colors: Interior Green, Black, Silver, Yellow, Red, Blue,
Khaki, Tan, Buff, Gloss Red, Semi-gloss Black, Green, Brown, and
One 1/48 WWII Grumman F4 Wildcat Airplane
Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS)
Cement for plastics (TESR3512)
Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and
Wingspan: 9-1/2" (24.2cm)
Fuselage Length: 7-1/4" (18.4cm)
Although the F4F-4 had folding wings, this kit does not come with the
option to fold the wings. This would take considerable
scratchbuilding to do properly.