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Grumman F6F Hellcat  
by Bill Hannan
from Flying Scale Models of WWII
21in span
Tags: Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter
:) all formers complete

Submission date: 10/10/2012
A backup copy has been saved as:
PlanID: 3505 | Filesize: 404KB
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Plan file details:
Grumman F6F Hellcat - Rubber scale model. This plan is from the book 'Flying Scale Models of WWII' from Model Builder magazine. Quote from article text: - "Our prototype model features 1942 camouflage and markings, based upon an early production F6F-3 used during the Hellcat's aircraft carrier trials. A photograph of this machine appears in the Cater Illustrated Series book "U.S. Navy Markings, W.W. II - Pacific Theater," by Thomas E. Doll. We would like to extend special thanks to Mr. Doll, who also provided us with additional research material relating to this aircraft. During preparation for the model, a great deal of conflicting information was encountered, particularly in regard to 3-view drawings. Wherever discrepancies were noticed, photographs were used in preference to drawings in reaching conclusions. And, while certain changes were made for practical construction and flight stability reasons, an effort was made to retain the character of the full size Hellcat." Direct submission to Outerzone.

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