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A-26B Invader Model, USAAF, 552nd BS - Hobby Master HA3201

A-26B Invader Model, USAAF, 552nd BS - Hobby Master HA3201 - click to enlarge
A-26B Invader Model, USAAF, 552nd BS - Hobby Master HA3201 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3201
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas A-26B Invader – “Stinky”, 552nd BS, 386th BG, USAAF, Beaumont, France, 1945

1:72 Scale.  Length: 8.25".  Wingspan: 11.75”

One variant of the Douglas A-26 Invader was the “B” series of which there were 1,560 built. 205 of were built in Tulsa, Oklahoma with another 1,355 built in Long Beach, California. In July 1944 the 553rd Bombardment Squadron began mission testing the new A-26 but by September 1944 this had been suspended because of technical problems. The 386th BG ‘The Crusaders’ arrived in Beaumont-sur-Oise, France on October 2, 1944 with Martin B-26 Marauders. Shortly after the Ardennes campaign the 386th BG received the much improved Douglas A-26 Invader.

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 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.

This model of an A-26 Invader features:

  • Detailed cockpit with crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with A-26 Invader artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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