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Boston Mk.IV (A-20) Model, Free French Air Force - Hobby Master HA4203

Boston Mk.IV (A-20) Model, Free French Air Force - Hobby Master HA4203 - click to enlarge
Boston Mk.IV (A-20) Model, Free French Air Force - Hobby Master HA4203 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Douglas Boston Mk.IV (A-20 Havoc) - BZ443/OA-B, 342 Squadron “Lorraine”, Free French Air Force, Airfield B-50, Vitry-en-Artois, France 1944

1:72 Scale.  Length: 8".  Wingspan: 10.25”

Douglas A-20J, 43-21440, which was built with a Plexiglas nose that housed a bombardier, was sent to the RAF. From there the aircraft was assigned to 342 “Lorraine” Squadron, Free French Air Force, who began operations on June 12, 1943. The squadron carried out daylight raids over Northern France and then targeted V-1 rocket sites. In August 1944, 342 Squadron received the newer Boston Mk.IV before moving to Vitry-en-Artois, France in October. They used the MK.IV until April 1945 when they converted to the B-25 Mitchell.

The A-20 Havoc was an American light bomber, attack and night fighter aircraft operated by the USAAF and Allied air forces during World War II. It was known as the Douglas Boston in Great Britain’s Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force and as the DB-7 in Soviet and French Air Forces. The night fighter variant was designated P-70. The A-20 prototype was first flown in January 1939 with the first production aircraft flying on August 17, 1939. Although it was not the fastest or longest-range aircraft in its class, the A-20 Havoc/Boston/DB-7 distinguished itself as a tough and dependable combat aircraft. Production ran until September 1944, with 7,478 built in several variants (7,098 by Douglas and 380 by Boeing), almost half of which was delivered to the Soviet Union. The A-20 was retired by the U.S. Air Force in 1949.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast 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 a Boston Mk.IV by Hobby Master features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate markings
  • Rotating propellers
  • Rotating gun turret
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Safety Notice:

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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