G-5/FF-1 "Fifi" Grumman Aircraft 1/24 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-built ACFF1TE Desktop Model. This 1/24 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 17.75 inches and a length of 12.25 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
This collectible 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 front line 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After being withdrawn from line units, the FF-1s continued to fly until the late 1930s, with some being re-equipped with dual controls and used as trainers.