COBI F4F Wildcat Set (5731)
The COBI F4F Wildcat Set (5731) is a high quality, made in Europe, brick set that is fully compatible with LEGO. The COBI Grumman Wildcat Set (5731) features a unique assortment of parts and easy to read detailed instructions in english. Regardless if you are an experienced brick collector or new to military bricks, COBI bricks will become your go to for highly detailed display and play military and historical bricks.
The COBI F4F Wildcat (5731) parts are all pad printed so no messy decals are necessary. Just make sure you place the marked parts in the appropriate place per the detailed COBI instructions.
How many parts does the COBI F4F Wildcat Set (5731) have?
The COBI F4F Wildcat (5731) has 375 parts.
How many COBI Mini Figs come with the set?
The COBI Grumman Wildcat comes with 1 mini figure.
How do COBI bricks compare with LEGO?
COBI bricks are fully compatible with LEGO Bricks and are made from the same high quality EU made resins. The main difference you will notice is that COBI bricks feature many unique parts that are specifically made to make their military brick sets as realistic as possible. This means there are many smooth top pieces and parts that are made specifically for each set.
Additionally, COBI bricks feature many more parts per set due to their layered approach to building sets. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between COBI and LEGO here.
How long is the COBI F4F Wildcat Set (5731)?
The COB F4f is 10.8″ wide
How wide is the COBI F4F Wildcat (5731)?
The COBI F4F Wildcat is 14″ wide.
How tall is COBI (5731)?
The COBI WWII F4F set is 4.1″ tall.
Both adults and brick collectors of all ages will get hours of enjoyment from this COBI F4F Wildcat Set (5731). Whether you are buying to display or play, Cobi Brick sets will not disappoint. Ships quickly from Billings, MT USA with tracking number.
Grumman F4F Wildcat History:
The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that entered service in 1940 with the United States Navy, and the British Royal Navy where it was initially known as the Martlet. First used by the British in the North Atlantic, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of the Second World War. The disappointing Brewster Buffalo was withdrawn in favor of the Wildcat and replaced as aircraft became available.
With a top speed of 318 mph (512 km/h), the Wildcat was outperformed by the faster 331 mph (533 km/h)), more maneuverable, and longer-ranged Mitsubishi A6M Zero. US Navy pilots, including John “Jimmy” Thach, a pioneer of fighter tactics to deal with the A6M Zero, were greatly dissatisfied with the Wildcat’s inferior performance against the Zero in the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway. The Wildcat has a claimed air combat kill-to-loss ratio of 5.9:1 in 1942 and 6.9:1 for the entire war.
Lessons learned from the Wildcat were later applied to the faster F6F Hellcat. While the Wildcat had better range and maneuverability at low speed, the Hellcat could rely on superior power and high speed performance to outperform the Zero. The Wildcat continued to be built throughout the remainder of the war to serve on escort carriers, where the larger and much heavier Hellcat could not be used.
Find more about the real F4F Wildcat that inspired the COBI F4F Wildcat Set (5731) Here at Wikipedia.
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