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Grumman F6F-3N Night Fighter
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Manufacturer: Trumpeter Models
Stock Number: TRP 2258
Scale: 1/32
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.

The US needed a nighttime fighter to fend off nocturnal Japanese raids on US ships. This variant of the Hellcat had an APS-6 radar system installed, an IFF transponder, a flat windscreen that doubled as a gunsight and a changed instrument panel that had a central radar display.

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.

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