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Grumman F9F-5 Panther Aircraft "VF-192 Golden Dragon USS Oriskany" United States Navy "Air Power Series" 1/48 Diecast Model by Hobby Master

Grumman F9F-5 Panther Aircraft "VF-192 Golden Dragon USS Oriskany" United States Navy "Air Power Series" 1/48 Diecast Model by Hobby Master

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  • Brand new 1/48 scale diecast model of Grumman F9F-5 Panther Aircraft "VF-192, Golden Dragon, USS Oriskany" United States Navy "Air Power Series" die cast model by Hobby Master.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Has opening canopy.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Detachable ordnance loads.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 9.75, Wingspan- 9.5 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.

HISTORY ASPECTS:
The F9F-5 Panther, assigned to Fighter Squadron 192 (VF-192) known as the "Golden Dragons," served aboard the USS Oriskany during the Korean War. VF-192 flew missions in support of United Nations forces in the Korean theater, engaging in air-to-air combat, ground attack, and reconnaissance missions. The Panther played a vital role in providing close air support to ground troops, conducting bombing runs on enemy positions, and patrolling the skies to maintain air superiority over the Korean Peninsula.
During the Korean War, VF-192's F9F-5 Panthers engaged in numerous aerial dogfights with enemy aircraft, including the formidable MiG-15 jet fighters of the North Korean and Chinese Air Forces. Despite being a straight-winged aircraft in an era dominated by swept-wing jets, the Panther proved to be a capable adversary, utilizing its agility, speed, and firepower to hold its own against the MiGs. VF-192's pilots demonstrated exceptional skill and courage in the face of fierce aerial combat, earning a reputation for their proficiency and determination in the air.
One of the most notable engagements involving VF-192's F9F-5 Panthers occurred during Operation Strangle, a series of interdiction missions aimed at disrupting enemy supply lines and transportation routes in North Korea. Flying from the decks of the USS Oriskany, VF-192 conducted strikes against enemy convoys, railways, and industrial facilities, contributing to the overall effort to weaken the enemy's logistical capabilities. The Panthers' accurate bombing runs and strafing attacks inflicted significant damage on enemy targets, hampering their ability to resupply and reinforce their frontline positions.
This highly detailed 1:48 scale model captures the essence of this iconic aircraft, showcasing its distinctive design features and historical significance. Add this piece of Korean War aviation history to your collection and honor the brave pilots of VF-192 who flew the F9F-5 Panther into combat over the skies of Korea.

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