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A-26B Invader Model, USAAF, 89th BS - Hobby Master HA3211

A-26B Invader Model, USAAF, 89th BS - Hobby Master HA3211 - click to enlarge
A-26B Invader Model, USAAF, 89th BS - Hobby Master HA3211 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3211
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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, Japan, 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.

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 made with die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an A-26 Invader features:

  • Crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antenna
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Rotatable gun turret
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with opening cover panel and A-26 artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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