Kit Nro.: Hobby Boss 80338 - F6F-3 Hellcat Early Version
Scale: 1:48
Contents: 111 gray plastic pieces; 1 decal sheet
Length: 213,33mm.; Wide: 272,08mm.

The Grumman F6F Hellcat was a carrier-based fighter aircraft developed to replace the earlier F 4F Wildcat in United States Navy service. It was a completely new design powered by a 2,000 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800. The Hellcat was the first Navy fighter for which the design took into account lessons from combat with the Japanese Zero. The Hellcat proved to be the most successful aircraft in naval history, destroying 5,271 aircraft while in service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps
The Hobby Boss kit, an 2009 production, is an interesting alternative to those offered by Hasegawa and Eduard, giving the opportunity to build the model with folded wings. The same one consists of more than 100 pieces of gray plastic. Also, assembly drawings are well detailed in a single blade folding and painting guide offers two options, with reference to Gunze Sangyo, Vallejo, Tamiya, Humbrol and Modelmaster colors.