About the F6F Hellcat:
The F6F Hellcat was the successor to the F4F Wildcat series of carrier aircraft used by the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater of WWII. The intention of this aircraft was to counter the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Hellcats are credited with destroying a total of 5,223 enemy aircraft while in service.
During the Battle of the Philippine Sea, Navy fighter pilots shot down nearly 300 enemy aircraft in one day. The Hellcat produced more fighter aces than any other aircraft during WWII. The Hellcat proved invaluable as the US Navy conducted its operations across the Pacific Ocean. It is often noted that the appearance of the Hellcat had a significant impact in turning the tide to war in favor of American forces.
- Crew: 1
- Powerplant: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10W “Double Wasp” two-row radial engine with a two-speed, two-stage supercharger
- Maximum speed: 391 mph
- Ferry range: 1,530 mi
- Guns: 6 x 0.50 in M2 Browning machine guns, with 400 rounds per gun or 2 x 0.79 in AN/M2 cannon, with 225 rounds per gun and 4 x 0.50 in Browning machine guns with 400 rounds per gun
- Rockets: 6 x 5 in HVAR or 2 x 11 ¾ in Tiny Tim unguided rockets
- Bombs: up to 4,000lb full load including 1 x 2,000lb bomb or 1 x Ml.13-3 torpedo
- Underwing bombs: 2 x 1,000 lb or 4 x 500 lb, 8 x 250 lb
Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:
The F6F-5 Hellcat kit comes with the following features:
- Authentic V-17 Squadron likeness
- Retractable landing gear
- Foldable wings
- Custom-printed pilot minifigure with artwork designed by Lando
- Retractable Canopy
- High-quality sticker sheet, including squadron stickers
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
- Designed by Cody Osell
- Includes 575 genuine new-condition LEGO® elements
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.