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A-26 Invader Model, USAAF, 13th BS, Japan - Hobby Master HA3208


A-26 Invader Model, USAAF, 13th BS, Japan - Hobby Master HA3208 - click to enlarge
A-26 Invader Model, USAAF, 13th BS, Japan - Hobby Master HA3208 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA3208
$72.95
Availability: Out of Stock


Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas A-26B Invader - 44-34374, 13th BS, 3rd BG, USAAF, Atsugi, Japan, late 1945

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



The USAAF 13th Bomb Squadron sailed from San Francisco and reached Australia on March 10, 1942. The squadron acquired some B-25s and began training until April 6, 1942, when they were ready for combat. As time went on the 13th moved north and bombed the Philippines and Japanese shipping. In late July and early August 1945 the 13th BS was equipped with the A-26 and shortly thereafter moved to Okinawa. After the Japanese surrender the squadron moved to Atsugi, Japan as part of the occupation forces. A-26 Invader 44-34374 was lost on July 3, 1951 during the Korean War while on a night mission dropping anti-personnel mines.

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.

This model of an A-26 Invader features:

  • Detailed cockpit with crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Rotatable gun turret
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Stand for 'in-flight' display
  • 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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