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Grumman F6F Hellcat 1125-10 USN Bendix - Scintilla Magneto Starter Switch

The preferred replacement to the stocky but outclassed F4F Wildcat deck-launched fighter, the Grumman F6F, with its wide-set, reinforced hydraulically actuated landing gear struts and more powerful 2,000 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine was finally able to take the fight back to the heavier armed and highly manoeuvrable Japanese A6 Zero.

Where the F4F had struggled to keep up with the A6 Zero, the F6F Hellcat, with its twin turbo chargers gave it a maximum speed of 391mph with a vastly superior rate of climb than the A6 Zero.

Its three internal self-sealing fuel tanks (one in each wing and the reserve under the pilots seat) gave the powerful fighter a range of almost a 1000 miles which could be further extended with externally fitted wing mounted drop tanks.

In all, US Navy and Marine F6F pilots flew 66,530 combat sorties and claimed 5,163 kills at a recorded cost of 270 Hellcats in aerial combat.

This original F6F Hellcat, Engine Magneto Switch seems to be fully operational with the switch rotating easily between one or both battery sources.

Mounted in its 100 yr old Mango Wood Display Stand with engraved plaque and highly detailed custom built F6F Hellcat model atop its magnetic arm, this would really make a fantastic pilot gift or a one-of-a-kind gift for that special aviation enthusiast in your life. 

This Grumman F6F Hellcat Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit.

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Your Grumman F6F Hellcat, 1125-10 USN Bendix - Scintilla Magneto Starter Switch, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:

  • Original Warbird Collectable
  • Highly detailed, hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft*, or 1/72 Die-cast scale model**
  • Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
  • Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
  • Removable Magnetic Display Arm

*An upgrade to the larger and more detailed 1/48 scale model is also available for an additional $35 (Click on the 1/48 scale option)

* The 1/72 sacle Die-cast model comes with wheels 'up or down' and tgeh colour scheme and markings are fixed

Both the 1/72 & 1/48 custom made scale models are available with wheels & flaps ‘up or down’; cockpit ‘open or closed' and wings 'folded or open'

Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 4 - 6 weeks approx.

Did you fly, crew or maintain a F6F Hellcat or have a friend, colleague or family member who did? Check out our PERSONALISED ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTABLE OPTION here.