The F-4F took its first flight on September 2, 1937. Formerly commanded by the British - who called the aircraft "Martlet" - the Wildcat became the USN's leading carrier fighter in the Pacific Theatre. Edward Henry O'hare - known as "Butch" - was assigned to the USN VF-3 and took flight in a Grumman F4F Wildcat in 1941, and he led one of the first nighttime fighter operations in 1943.
This 1/48 scale, Hobby Master, die cast model with red and white striped markings on its tail replicates a FAF-3 Wildcat as it was piloted by Lt. Edward H. "Butch" O'hare of the VF-3 and stationed at the USS Lexington in 1943. It includes an open canopy that shows a detailed cockpit, interchangeable extended and retracted landing gear, a presentation stand, and detachable ordnance loads. Measures 7" long and 9½" wide.