HA7210 Hobbymaster Grumman F9F-5 Royce Williams Action Speak Louder than Medals

£87.99 (incl VAT)

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HA7210 Hobbymaster Grumman F9F-5 Royce Williams Action Speak Louder than Medals

PRICE: £87.99 incl VAT (RRP £116.00, SAVING £28.01)

In stock

Now in stock! Worldwide limited edition only 400 pieces.
Hobbymaster 1/48th scale
HA7210
Grumman F9F-5
Royce Williams
Action Speak Louder than Medals

RRP £116.00

Model Description

Hobbymaster 1/48th scale HA7210 Grumman F9F-5 Royce Williams Action Speak Louder than Medals. Buy online at Flying Tigers.

 

Powered by a Rolls-Royce engine the first F9F flew in 1947. These new engines were fuel hungry and with no extra internal space permanent wing-tip tanks were added. These tanks also had the unexpected benefit of increasing the aircraft roll rate. In the Korean War the F9F was the primary USN aircraft for ground-attack and served with distinction. However it was realized that the Panther was inferior to the MiG aircraft so a swept-wing version was developed. The new aircraft retained the F9F designation and was called the Cougar.

On November 18, 1952; 7 Soviet MiG-15s were detected heading for the USS Oriskany so Royce Williams and three others F9Fs were sent to engage. One F9F had to return to the carrier due to a fuel pump problem so it and his wingman left. Two Panthers continued on to intercept but the third Panther had a gun jam and left Royce Williams to take on the 7. In a battle that lasted 38 minutes Williams was able to shoot down 4 MiGs plus one crashed returning to Vladivostok.

RRP £116.00

Weight 2100 g
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Model Code: HA7210

Model categories:
1/48th Scale Aircraft and Diorama Accessories, Grumman F9F Panther, HobbyMaster Aviation, Hobbymaster 1/48th Scale Aircraft, Military Aviation

Weight 2100 g
Manufacturer

Model Type

Scale

Historical Era

A hugely popular area of the Flying Tigers website is our FREE weekly Aviation related Newsletter.  Our Newsletter aims to keep you informed and up to date with all things Aviation, with a particular leaning towards the fabulous world of diecast aviation collecting.

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