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Model 239 Buffalo Model, Finnish Air Force - Hobby Master HA7013

Model 239 Buffalo Model, Finnish Air Force - Hobby Master HA7013 - click to enlarge
Model 239 Buffalo Model, Finnish Air Force - Hobby Master HA7013 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA7013
Availability: Pre-Order


Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Die-cast Model

Brewster Model B-239 (F2A) Buffalo - BW393, 3/LeLv 24, flown by 1st Lt Hans Wind, Finnish Air Force, March 1944

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

Order in advance for an expected arrival in July 2024. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

In December 1939, Finland purchased 44 F2A-1 Buffalos. Some of the US Navy equipment was removed including: arrestor hooks, self-sealing fuel tanks and pilot armor. These F2As also had a different engine. The aircraft were designated Brewster B-239. The Finns added an armored pilot backrest and metric flight instruments. They also added their own gun-sights and .50 inch (12.7 mm) machine guns. In Finnish Air Force service, many pilots racked up enormous scores on the Finnish/Soviet front using the B-239, especially against older Soviet aircraft.

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 is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-assembled, diecast display models. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Model 239 Buffalo features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with Brewster Buffalo artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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