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Grumman F9F-5 Panther Aircraft "Mig-15s Killer VF-781 Royce Williams" United States Navy "Air Power Series" 1/48 Diecast Model by Hobby Master Hobby Master
Grumman F9F-5 Panther Aircraft "Mig-15s Killer VF-781 Royce Williams" United States Navy "Air Power Series" 1/48 Diecast Model by Hobby Master Hobby Master
Grumman F9F-5 Panther Aircraft "Mig-15s Killer VF-781 Royce Williams" United States Navy "Air Power Series" 1/48 Diecast Model by Hobby Master Hobby Master
Grumman F9F-5 Panther Aircraft "Mig-15s Killer VF-781 Royce Williams" United States Navy "Air Power Series" 1/48 Diecast Model by Hobby Master Hobby Master
Grumman F9F-5 Panther Aircraft "Mig-15s Killer VF-781 Royce Williams" United States Navy "Air Power Series" 1/48 Diecast Model by Hobby Master Hobby Master
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Grumman F9F-5 Panther Aircraft "Mig-15s Killer VF-781 Royce Williams" United States Navy "Air Power Series" 1/48 Diecast Model by Hobby Master

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  • Brand new 1/48 scale diecast model of Grumman F9F-5 Panther Aircraft "Mig-15s Killer, VF-781, Royce Williams" United States Navy "Air Power Series" die cast model by Hobby Master.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 9.75, Wingspan- 9.5 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
  • HISTORY ASPECTS:
    In November 1952, the F9F-5 Panther flown by Lieutenant Royce Williams served with distinction in the Korean War as part of Fighter Squadron 781 (VF-781). The F9F-5 Panther was a carrier-based fighter aircraft used by the United States Navy during this conflict, showcasing its versatility in both air-to-air combat and ground attack missions. Lieutenant Williams and his comrades in VF-781 played a crucial role in providing air cover and support during the intense aerial engagements of the war.
    VF-781, also known as the "Punchers," operated from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (CV-34) and participated in numerous combat sorties over Korea. The F9F-5 Panther, with its swept-wing design and powerful engine, proved to be an agile and effective platform. During this period, the Korean War was marked by intense dogfights between American and Soviet-made aircraft, and the F9F-5 Panther stood out as a reliable and capable aircraft in these engagements.
    The conflict in Korea highlighted the F9F-5 Panther's role in providing close air support to ground forces and engaging enemy aircraft in the challenging theater of war. Its contributions to naval aviation during this period solidified its place in history as a crucial asset in the early jet age. Lieutenant Royce Williams' exploits in the F9F-5 Panther added to the aircraft's legacy, showcasing the courage and skill of naval aviators during a pivotal time.
    Aviation enthusiasts now have the opportunity to own a meticulously crafted 1:48 scale model. This replica faithfully captures the details of the aircraft, paying homage to its role in the Korean War and the bravery of naval aviators. For collectors and those passionate about military aviation history, this model serves as a tangible tribute to the F9F-5 Panther's legacy and its significant contributions to the United States Navy's air power. Display it proudly and relive the era when the Panther ruled the skies over the Korean Peninsula.

 


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