Tamiya 1/48 Grumman FM-1 Wildcat Fighter Plastic Model Kit

Brand: Tamiya | SKU: 61126
1 in stock



Deployed in 1940, the Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat served as a mainstay carrier-based fighter for the U.S. Navy. In 1942, the F4F-4 arrived with a foldable wing for efficient deck operations and increased firepower, boasting six 12.7mm machine guns. Its bulletproof fuselage and robust design, coupled with skilled pilots, made it a formidable opponent against the Zero fighter. While post-WWII aircraft like the F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair surpassed its capabilities, the Wildcat's suitability for smaller carriers ensured its continued use as an escort fighter and for air force reinforcement. When Grumman shifted focus to the F6F, Eastern Air Lines took over production of the F4F-4, creating the FM variant. The FM-1 was largely identical to the F4F-4 except for reduced machine guns. The Wildcat also saw service in the Royal Navy as the Martlet, continuing to perform anti-submarine patrols and convoy escorts until war's end.

Now, Tamiya have added this to the legendary 1/48 scale series, ready for you to build and display.

  • Tamiya has taken care to make sure the details are true to the real plane
  • Features the rear view mirror
  • Detailed 1/48 scale
  • Paint Schemes:
    • 846th Fighter Squadron, Royal Navy, HMS Tracker (D24), Normandy, June 1944
    • 58th Mixed Fighter Squadron, U.S. Navy, USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60), North Atlantic, January 1944
    • 33rd Mixed Fighter Squadron, U.S. Navy, USS Nassau (CVE-16), California Coast , September 1943

  • Scale: 1/48
  • Length: 184mm (7.24in)
  • Width: N/A
  • Height:N/A
  • Pieces: N/A
  • Decal Schemes: 7
  • Skill Level: Expert

Included items
Description QTY
Tamiya 1/48 Grumman FM-1 Wildcat Fighter Plastic Model Kit 1
Scale Model
Kit Scale: 1/48
Make: Grumman
Military Aircraft Type: Fighter
Military Accessory Type: Equipment
Tamiya 1/48 Grumman FM-1 Wildcat Fighter Plastic Model Kit
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