HA8907 Hobbymaster Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat “Operation Torch” Lt. DCdr. John Raby, VF-9, USS Ranger, Nov 1942

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Hobbymaster 1/48th scale
Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat
"Operation Torch"
Lt. DCdr. John Raby
USS Ranger
Nov 1942

RRP £104.00

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Hobbymaster  1/48th scale HA8907 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat “Operation Torch” Lt. DCdr. John Raby, VF-9, USS Ranger, Nov 1942. Buy online now at Flying Tigers.


Early in the Pacific War in WWII the Grumman F4F Wildcat was the best fighter aircraft the U.S. had but was out performed by the Japanese Zero. The Wildcat’s folding wings allowed for a greater number of aircraft that could be carried but added extra weight and reduced the aircraft performance. New features such as self-sealing fuel tanks, heavy armor made up for the Wildcat’s lesser performance. By the end of WWII the F4F had flown approximately 15,500 sorties with a kill ratio of 6.9 victories to 1.

Operation Torch was an Anglo-American invasion of French Morocco and Algeria that were the bases for the Vichy French forces and navy. On November 8, 1942 the invasion began and was completed on November 16. Part of Task Force 34 was the USS Ranger with VF-9 as one of the squadrons onboard. One sortie carried out by VF-9 included nine F4F led by Lt. Cmdr Jack Raby. The aircraft made three-abreast passes over Cazes airfield located southwest of Casablanca destroying many aircraft still on the ground. VF-9 also shot down six Vichy airborne aircraft.

RRP £104.00

Weight 750 g
Historical Era


Model Type


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Model Code: HA8907

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