The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy (as the Martlet) in 1940. First used in combat by the British in Europe, 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 World War II in 1941 and 1942. Snap tite easy to assemble kit is perfectly painted with extraordinary historical detail, has professionally finished parts, precision scaling and fine detail. Instruction pamphlet included. No glue required. Great for modelers age 14 and up.