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Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Bear







Here are some images of Trumpeters 1/32 scale Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat. Being this was Grumman's last piston fighter aircraft it was meant to be the replacement for the F6F Hellcat. Though this aircraft was to late to see combat in World War Two some units did receive the first production examples. The Bearcat affectionately referred to by its units as "The Bear" was based heavily off a captured Focke Wulf FW 190 though no parts were copied. This is a beautiful model kit although it has one major error. The landing struts push against the tops of the main wheels. How a model company can make a blunder like that is beyond me however I understand there are after market replacement parts for this and I intend on getting them just as soon as I am able.

4 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

what amazes me the most about your models is the detail. On this one the paint is amazing...

Warren Zoell said...

I just finished that model about 3 days ago.

cheap viagra said...

I didn't know that there were wwii planes that they can flex their wings. I think that it is pretty amazing but the downside is the those wings are sturdy as the normal wings could be.

Warren Zoell said...

Navy type aircraft have folding wings to allow more aircraft on a carrier. It also allows these aircraft to be stored more efficiently below decks and to allow for a smaller elevator. As for wing strength I never heard of any complaints.