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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Douglas A-26B Invader – #44-34298, 89th BS, 3rd BG, USAAF, Okinawa, August 1945
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.25". Wingspan: 11.75”
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
In June of 1945 the USAAF 3rd Bomb Group began converting from the A-20 Havoc to the A-26 Invader. A-26B 44-34298 was delivered to the 89th BS / 3rd BG in March 1945. In early August 1945 the group moved to Okinawa and on August 11, 1945 A-26B 44-34298 piloted by Captain Harvey Truesdale was forced to make a belly-landing on Okinawa after a loss of hydraulics due to enemy fire during a mission to Kyushu. During the winter of 1945 the 3rd BG became part of the Occupation of Japan Forces.Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Rotatable gun turret
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and A-26 artwork
In 1941 the Douglas Aircraft Company began work on the A-26 Invader medium-bomber. By the end of production there were 2,452 aircraft produced for all variants. The A-26/B-26 was the only U.S. bomber to take part in three wars, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The confusion with the use of the designation B-26 began when the Martin B-26 Marauder was retired and, in 1948, the US Air Force dropped the “A” (Attack) designator so the Douglas A-26 became the B-26. The A-26 made its first European appearance in late 1944.
Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, die-cast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14