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F2A-3 Buffalo Model, USMC, VMF-221 - Hobby Master HA7010

F2A-3 Buffalo Model, USMC, VMF-221 - Hobby Master HA7010 - click to enlarge
F2A-3 Buffalo Model, USMC, VMF-221 - Hobby Master HA7010 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Brewster F2A-3 Buffalo - VMF-221 “Fighting Falcons”, USMC, MCAS Ewa, Hawaii, 1942

1:48 Scale.  Length: 6.5".  Wingspan: 8.75"

In July 1941 USMC fighter squadron VMF-221 “Fighting Falcons” was formed in San Diego, CA. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, VMF-221 was sent to Marine Corps Air Station Ewa in Hawaii. On December 25, 1941, fourteen F2A-3 Buffalo aircraft of VMF-221 took off from USS Saratoga and landed on Midway to form part of a relief force. After their F2A-3’s were almost completely destroyed by Japanese Zeroes at the Battle of Midway, VFM-221 returned to MCAS Ewa.

The Brewster F2A Buffalo was an American fighter aircraft used during the early years of World War II. The Buffalo was selected as the replacement for the Grumman F3F biplane and became the first monoplane fighter used by the U.S. Navy. It was one of the first U.S. monoplanes with an arrestor hook and modifications for use on aircraft carriers. First flown on December 2, 1937 the Buffalo entered service in April 1939. It was built in three variants for the U.S. Navy with the F2A-3 being the last version to enter service. The F2A-3 was used by Marine Corps squadrons during the Battle of Midway, but it was found to be no match against the Japanese Navy's A6M "Zero" carrier-based fighters and well-trained pilots. The Battle of Midway marked the end of the F2A in both U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fighting squadrons. Surviving F2A-3s were transported to the U.S., where they were used as advanced trainers.

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 an F2A-3 Buffalo by Hobby Master features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotating propeller
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models

    Safety Notice:

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

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