As there is enough on the history of this aircraft either in print or on the internet I will not go into it here. Suffice to say that the Hellcat is the most successful carrier based aircraft in history as 12,275 were built, 270 were lost and Hellcat pilots claimed 5156 kills in less than two years of ops.
Rod Lees (IPMS# 10821) reviewed this kit when it first came out a few years ago and the only things different in this boxing are 1) Resin wheels are included (Eduard BRASSIN), 2) The color of the plastic is now intermediate blue. Upon opening the box you will find 4 large & one mini sprue of intermediate blue plastic, 1 clear parts sprue, decal sheet, 2 photo etch (P/E) frets, resin wheels, canopy/wheel masks and a 16 page instruction book. The parts are very nice, typical for Eduard, but did have a mold seam line that was easy to clean up. The decals were nicely printed but my sample had a damaged national insignia (luckily not the one I was going to use).