Airfix Grumman Martlet Mk.IV Model Kit 1:72

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Take to the skies with the Airfix Grumman Martlet Mk.IV Model Kit.

At a time when the Royal Navy were desperately in need of an effective single engine fighter, the new American F4F Wildcat was seen as the ideal solution and was immediately pressed into service. Known as the Martlet in Fleet Air Arm service, this diminutive aircraft was used operationally right through to the end of the war in Europe.

The Fleet Air Arm introduced the American produced F-4F Martlet (Wildcat) to combat in WWII a full year before the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. One of the most distinctive features of this diminutive fighter was the narrow track undercarriage, which had to be manually deployed by the pilot. With a crank handle placed on the right hand side of the cockpit, the pilot would have to switch to holding the control column in his left hand and crank the retraction handle thirty times with his right hand, in the seconds immediately following take off.

This kit will be the perfect addition to any model-maker's collection.

  • Size: 120 x 160 mm
  • Scale: 1:72
  • 54 parts
  • Skill level: 2
  • Paint and glue not included
  • Suitable for ages eight years and over

Airfix Grumman Martlet Mk.IV Model Kit 1:72

*This product is only available online and not in Hobbycraft stores. Product code: 6353431000

Reviews (3)

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5
Airfix Grumman Martlet Mk.IV Model Kit 1:72 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent kit One of the newer releases from Airfix which have better fitting, crisp moulded parts along with excellent quality decals. The kit goes together easily without the need for sanding & scraping to get neat joints and is a very rewarding build. Very nice model with 2 decal options so very good value
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Looking Model. The model is quite bulky and tough-looking. It can be more compact if you build it with the wings at rest - The folded wings are a visually striking option. ( This really makes it look like a Star Wars Tie Fighter ). I'm thinking of building a diorama - A stack of them parked up like on a ship. It looks small - the fuselage was designed to be short, the wings to be stubby as this is good for a combat 'plane.So You can make a display that's really dynamically-angled in close combat with another model of your choice. When you look at the pieces on the spars, the choice of wing makes it seem to have too many wings... I think there was a Biplane variant of this aeroplane.
Date published: 2019-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really fun to assemble It was really calming to assemble and I was really satisfied with the final product.
Date published: 2019-08-03
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