Ralph’s General Motors FM-1 Wildcat has scored a kill

Though it’s unlikely to supplant the F4U Corsair as my favorite plane in real life, I love Ralph Savelsberg‘s rendition of the venerable General Motors FM-1 Wildcat (also built by Grumman as the F4F).

LEGO Grumman General Motors FM-1 F4F Wildcat World War II fighter

As much as I appreciate the plane, I also really like Ralph’s presentation, complete with wheel chocks and the textured surface of an aircraft carrier (hmmm, sounds like another potential collaboration with Ed Diment).

Even more impressive at minifig scale, Ralph’s fighter has fully functional folding wings and retractable landing gear:

LEGO Wildcat fighter with folded wings LEGO Wildcat fighter with retracted landing gear