The night fighter version of the Hellcat was introduced into carrier combat late in November of 1943. The US NAVY needed a night fighter to fend off Japanese nocturnal raids against the surface vessels. The only real option turned out to the F6F, for the F4U wasn’t deemed fit for night time landings on moving decks. Grumman changed the F6F-3 here and there, and came up with the F6F-3N. Approximately 200 F6F-3Ns were produced. The F6F-3N the radar antenna on the starboard wing, carried the AN/APS-6 radar, the receive radio equipment was located in the fuselage with the radar screen centered in the instrument panel. F6F-3N retained the P&W R2800-10W engine.
Item No 02258
Item Name F6F-3N Hellcat
Bar Code 9580208022581
Item Type Static Aircraft
Model Brief Length: 320mm Wingspan: 418.25mm
Total Parts 377pcs
Photo Etched Parts 1 fret PE for seat-belt
Film Parts 1 photo film sheet for instrument panel
Total Sprues 10 sprues, 4 rubber tyres, one clear cowling
Paint Schemes " 1) F6F-3N No.319 USS Solomons, Nov. 1944
2) F6F-3N No. 6 VF(N)-76 USS Charger, Oct. 1943"
Released Date 2008-08
More Features " Fuselage
-Left and right fuselage moulded w/ authentic details
-Offer clear engine cover to assembly to show the full interior