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P-12E (F4B), “Skylarks” Aerobatic Team, 1937 - Hobby Master HA7909

P-12E (F4B), “Skylarks” Aerobatic Team, 1937 - Hobby Master HA7909 - click to enlarge
P-12E (F4B), “Skylarks” Aerobatic Team, 1937 - Hobby Master HA7909 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA7909
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Boeing P-12E – “Skylarks” Aerobatic Team, Maxwell Field, Alabama, 1937

1:48 Scale.  Length: 5”.  Wingspan: 7.5”

The Skylarks Aerobatic Team was formed in 1935 and instructed by Captain Claire Chennault of the aerial demonstration team “Three Men on the Flying Trapeze” that disbanded in 1936. Flying the Boeing P-12E, the team learned aerial maneuvers such as loops, inverted flight, Immelmans and rolls. The team consisted of Carl Storrie, Clayton Hughes, Wilbur Aring and Captain Charles McAllister. The highlight of their short existence came when they performed at the 1937 National Air Races in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shortly thereafter; the “Skylarks” were disbanded when personnel were re-assigned.

In the early 1930s Boeing developed a series of biplanes designated P-12 for the U.S. Army Air Corps and F4B for the U.S. Navy and U.S Marines. The aircraft were first accepted in 1929 and served as their primary fighter. The P-12 was built in 6 variants, while the F4B had 4. The P-12 was replaced by the Boeing P-26 in 1934-35 but the F4B carried on with operational duties until the Grumman F2F/F3F series completely replaced them in 1938.

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 Boeing P-12 features:

  • Detailed cockpit
  • Removable pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detailed wing rigging
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models

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

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