Hobby Master 8903 F4F-4 Wildcat VC-12 USS Core 1944 1/48 Scale Diecast Model Scale Model

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Hobby Master was founded by a group of hobby enthusiasts and specialists who endeavored to establish new industrial standards for die-cast collectibles and provide unprecedented levels of enjoyment to customers. Collectors will be amazed by Hobby Master's highly innovative and detailed features.

  • Redeployed to the Atlantic to help protect convoys from German U-boats, a few USN escort carriers finished the mission of eliminating Japanese carriers in the Pacific to take on an even heavier one. The Bogue, Card, Core and Croatan became Hunter-Killer carriers with Wildcats and Avengers onboard. Established on October 6, 1943, the VC-12 spent the winter of 1943 and 1944 on the USS Core at NAS Sand Point located in Seattle. During this time, they had 34 engagements until they were disestablished on June 7, 1945. This 1/48 scale, die cast model is a Hobby Master replica of an F4F-4 Wildcat, as it appeared with VC-12 onboard USS Core in 1944, features engraved panel lines, an opening canopy with removable pilot figure, optional-position landing gear, a professionally hand painted scheme, a metal propeller, a well-equipped cockpit, authentic markings, and a display stand. Measures 7.25 in long with a 9.5 in wingspan.


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