Models - Atlantis - Grumman F11F-1 Tiger Blue Angels 1:54 Scale Plastic Model Kit


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Grumman F11F-1 Tiger Blue Angels 1:54 Scale Model Kit:

The Grumman F11F-1 Tiger Blue Angels 1:54 Scale Plastic Model Kit comes molded in blue and clear, with updated decals to complete either early or late versions of the F11F-1 Blue Angels markings. The detailed cockpit includes a pilot and landing gear. This aircraft does not have the slot in the fuselage. If you would like to add the swivel stand you must cut a slit in the fuselage. You can see the outline of the slot and it should be very easy to replicate the original slot to accept the pivot ball. The swivel stand is sold separately, but this kit includes decals for the stand as an added bonus. The kit includes 31 parts and measures 9 3/4-inches long with a wingspan of 7-inches. Glue and paint required, not included. Skill level 2. Ages 14 and up.

Aside from being a first-line fighter in the US Navy, the Tiger also served as the plane used by the Blue Angels, the Navy's Precision Aerobatic Team. Designed by Grumman to fill the Navy's need for a powerful, hard-hitting aircraft, with the ability to take the fight to the enemy's home ground, the Tiger carried the most modern armament available at the time. The Tiger was the first swept-wing jet to make use of the "area rule" or "wasp waist" type of fuselage. It had a wingspan of 31-feet and 8-inches, and a length of 40-feet and 10-inches. Power is provided by a Wright J65 axial-flow turbojet with afterburner, giving the aircraft a speed of Mach 2.03, or nearly 1,500 miles per hour.