Hobby Master HA7209 1:48 F9F-5 Vice Versa
Powered by a Rolls-Royce engine the first F9F flew in 1947. These new engines were
fuel hungry and with no extra internal space permanent wing-tip tanks were added.
These tanks also had the unexpected benefit of increasing the aircraft roll rate. In the
Korean War the F9F was the primary USN aircraft for ground-attack and served with
distinction. However it was realized that the Panther was inferior to the MiG aircraft so a swept-wing version was developed. The new aircraft retained the F9F designation and was called the Cougar.
In late 1950 VF-111 “The Sundowners” took their F9F-2B Panthers to Korea aboard the
USS Philippine Sea (CV-47). On November 9, 1950 VF-111 Lt. CMDR William Amen
was the lead aircraft providing support to F4U Corsairs and AD-4 Skyraiders when five
MiG-15s were encountered. During that encounter Amen became the first person to ever record a jet-to-jet victory. VF-111 was later upgraded to the F9F-5 Panther and
completed more cruises on the USS Valley Forge, USS Boxer and USS Lake Champlain.
Hobby Master 1:48 F9F-5 Vice Versa HA7209
- Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic
- All markings pad applied for superb results
- Cockpit slides open
- Pilot figure
- Comes with display stand
- Landing gear is fully retractable and can be displayed up or down
- Wings can fold and unfold.
Shipping, Returns + Local Pickup
Shipping, Returns + Local Pickup
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The shipping cost for your order is based on the item's size, weight, shipping method and delivery address. Your shipping cost will be calculated based on the current shipping rates.
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Please exercise caution when removing your items from the packaging. Diecast models are very delicate. Propellers, antennas, and canopies will break easily if not handled with care. MTS inspects all items for damage prior to shipment. If you receive a damaged item, please contact MTS within 7 days of the shipping date at 937-320-1428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, we will determine if a claim needs to be filed with the shipping company.
If you would like to return or exchange an undamaged item, please contact MTS within 14 days of the shipping date at 937-320-1428 or email email@example.com to start the return process. Once your item is returned to us, it will be inspected to ensure it is returned to us in a salable condition in the complete original packaging. You will receive a full refund for the item purchased but the original shipping charges are non-refundable.
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