F4F-3 Wildcat - U.S. Navy and Marines Fighter

Brickmania
$375.00
Current Stock:
0
SKU:
BKM2319
Availability:
Preorder
Weight:
2.93 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Brennan Putz
Piece Count:
584 LEGO® elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

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About the F4F-3 Wildcat - U.S. Navy and Marines Fighter:

Utilized primarily by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, the F4F-3 Wildcat was the only Navy fighter in production throughout the entire war, with a total of 7898 built. At Wake Island, F4F-3 Wildcats reinforced the small U.S. Pacific outpost 2,000 miles west of Pearl Harbor against Japanese attacks. Though undersupplied and outgunned, the Wake Marine pilots made do with what they had and continued to defend the island against daily attacks – sometimes with as little as two operational F4F-3s. Major Paul A. Putnam, the commander of Marine fighter squadron VMF-211, said, “It wasn’t any fun, but it was satisfying to find out just how good my boys were.” However, despite a fierce defense, the island could not hold off the Japanese, and all of VMF-211’s Wildcats were eventually put out of action.

Specifications:

Crew: 1
Armament: 6x .50-in. machine guns, 2x 100 lb. bombs
Max Speed: 328 mph at 21,000 ft
Ceiling: 37,500 ft.
Range: 845 miles

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Sturdy, swooshable, and adorned in an accurate light blue and light gray color scheme, this model features a spinning prop, functional landing gear, and a custom pilot minifig. Details are a combination of UV printing and a high-quality sticker sheet. Squadron number and markings represent the Marine fighter squadron VMF-211 at Wake Island during WWII.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Brennan Putz
584 LEGO® elements
1x custom minifigs designed by Landon Reimer
Additional custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.