In a recent announcement, Airfix revealed that their highly anticipated new tool 1/24 F6F-5 Hellcat model kit will be released on June 21.
As previously reported, the model was originally announced at the Telford model show in November. It will reportedly include over 600 parts with full cockpit detail; a complete, fully detailed radial engine, engine mount and all ancillaries; separate engine cowling and forward fuselage panels; detailed undercarriage, undercarriage bays and arrestor hook; fully detailed gun bays with complete machine guns and ammunition trays and realistic surface detailing showing rivets, fasteners and rippled stressed skin. Drop tanks (2 types), 250lb and 500lb bombs and rockets are also included.
The kit is also touted as offering the options to display the wings extended or folded, the canopy open or closed and the landing gear and flaps either extended or retracted. Four livery options are also included, profiles of which can be seen below.