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A-26B Invader Model, USAF, 37th BS, “Monie” - Hobby Master HA3220

A-26B Invader Model, USAF, 37th BS, “Monie” - Hobby Master HA3220 - click to enlarge
A-26B Invader Model, USAF, 37th BS, “Monie” - Hobby Master HA3220 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3220
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas A-26B Invader – 44-34517, “Monie”, 37th BS, 17th BG, USAF, Korea

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

Douglas A-26B Invader 44-34517 originally belonged to the 452nd BG, but became the property of the 17th BG when they replaced the 452nd at K-9, Pusan, Korea. Now with the 37th BS/17th BG the aircraft was piloted by Lt. Robert Mikesh and crewed by Navigator 1st Lt. Middleton and Gunner A2C Kitchen. Mikesh named the A-26 ‘Monie’, a pet name for his wife Ramona. Mikesh went on to fly in Vietnam and later became an author and curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

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 pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Rotatable gun turret
  • 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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