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Model of the Grumman F2F-1 1/48 scale. 3D designed and printed model kit is casted from resin. Set contains vacu canopy, photoetched fret and big decal sheet.
Grumman F2F-1 - history
The Grumman F2F-1 hailed a new era for naval aviation. It was the first single seat, enclosed cockpit, retractable gear fighter aircraft to achieve production and fleet usage. Drawing heavily on the experience with their FF-1 fighter, Grumman's F2F-1 was all-metal with fabric covered wings and flight controls. The Pratt & Whitney R-1535-72 Twin Wasp engine produced 650 horsepower, giving the F2F-1 a top speed of 231 mph (371 kph). 56 were produced, including the XF2F-1 prototype. A number of Navy and Marine Corps squadrons operated the F2F-1. Following fleet service, many were transferred to the Training Command as advanced trainers. The last F2F-1 was withdrawn from service in 1942.
history notes by Rich Dann