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G-5/FF-1 FIFI desktop model

G-5/FF-1 FIFI
G-5/FF-1 FIFI
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MSRP:
$259.95
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Now: $219.95
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G-5/FF-1 FIFI
 
Model Description

This collectable model G-5/FF-1 represents the first of a long line of Grumman naval aircraft, a biplane fighter that first flew in 1931. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by skilled craftsmen using a wealth of detail, this 1/24-scale model G-5/FF-1 makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.

The G-5/FF-1, known as FiFi, served frontline Navy units for only three years, but marked the entry of a long line of Grumman Aircraft to the service. Powered by a 700-horsepower Wright R-1820 Cyclone, the CG-5/FF-1 could reach speeds of 201 mph, faster than any other Navy fighter of the day. Armament consisted of two ,30-caliber machine guns and 100 pounds of bombs.

After being withdrawn from line units, the FF-1s continued to fly until the late 1930s, with some being re-equipped with dual controls and used as trainers.