F11F-1 Grumman Tiger Blue Angels 1/54 Plastic Model Kit Atlantis
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1/54 Scale. Comes molded in blue and clear, with updated decals to complete either early or late version of F11F-1 In Blue Angels markings. Detailed cockpit with Pilot and detailed 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. You much purchase the swivel stand separately. We have included the decals for the stand as a bonus. 31 parts. Measures 9.75 inches long with a wingspan of 7 Inches. Skill level 2.
History of your F11F-1 Tiger:
As well has 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 ft 8 in, and a length of 40 ft 10 in. 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.
Remember this is not Tamiya/Hasegawa/Eduard; this is a kit first made at the dawn of plastic models in 1956. There was some sanding of the fuselage mating surfaces and the horizontal stabilizers do not match the curve of the fuselage which requires some filler to fix. I was able to mask the canopy to paint the frame. The decal sheet was excellent. This kit was last issued in '64-'65 as part of Revell's Famous Aircraft series.
a superb remolding of a great kit. I suggested that the decal sheet be reworked on this kit so that any of several aircraft of the Blues could be done. Atlantis responded with a spectacular decal sheet that covers all the demo aircraft for both years the "short nosed" Tiger was used. WELL, WELL done Atlantis! Keep it up!