Developed as a fighter, the F7F Tigercat was notable for its twin engines, slim fuselage, tricycle undercarriage and shoulder mounted wings. Fast, powerful and well armed, the Tigercat arrived in service just too late to see action in WW2, consequently many orders were cancelled, resulting in a total of only 364 being built - 6 still being airworthy at the time of writing.
The ASM F7F is an exciting replica of the original. Its impressive 2,090mm wingspan results in a model that is big enough to fly superbly, with a low wing loading for docile stall and landing characteristics, yet due to the three piece wing, it breaks down easily to fit into most vehicles. Although not a beginner's model, the F7F is the ideal intro into the world of scale twins as its flying performance is so good, even if one engine stops in flight.
Due to ASM's unique airframe design, it is substantially lighter than traditionally built examples, which all translates into easier flying, gentler landings and better aerobatic performance. The ASM F7F Tigercat comes fully built and covered, leaving only final assembly plus radio, engine, and optional retract installation.
The model can be finished with working retract doors and beautiful aluminium frame air-retracts (sold separately) to achieve a truly scale appearance.
(Note: Prototype Shown in Images)