Modelling the F4F Wildcat

Modelling the F4F Wildcat cover


The F4F Wildcat was an aircraft of the type of which legends are made of. Approaching obsolescence when it first entered combat, it managed to hold up against seemingly impossible odds. Without the handling performance that made the Japanese Zero so famous, it was well regarded for its ruggedness and firepower and, in the hands of a skilled pilot who understood both its strengths and weaknesses, it was capable of holding its own against the best its opponents had to offer.

This book details projects that encompass four variants of the F-4 Wildcat; the F4F-3, FM-2, Martlet III and the Martlet IV. As they were supplied to a wide range of air forces during the war including the RAF, there is a wide range of markings available to a modeller. A number of these are also dealt with in detail over a range of modelling abilities from a beginner's first build to an expert modeller scratch-building extras, all illustrated with full color step-by-step photographs.

Product details

Published Oct 23 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781846031106
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 4 b/w; 215 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Osprey Modelling
Short code MOD
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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