This F7F-1 Tigercat airplane is a replica scale model of the original aircraft manufactured by Grumman for the USMC. The F7F was developed as a heavy fighter aircraft. It was delivered too late to see any action during WWII, however it was used during the Korean War as an attack aircraft and night fighter. Grumman manufactured 364 F7Fs, and it was retired in 1954.
The F7F-1 Tigercat model aircraft is an authentic, extraordinary replica of the original aircraft that has been faithfully reproduced with kiln dried Philippine mahogany wood. Each model is meticulously carved, hand sanded and painted following exact blueprint details of the original aircraft. The result is a handsome, wood airplane sculpture to be admired and enjoyed. It also arrives with an attractive wood base for display.