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F2A-3 Buffalo Model, USMC, VMF-221 - Oxford Diecast AC035

F2A-3 Buffalo Model, USMC, VMF-221 - Oxford Diecast AC035 - click to enlarge
F2A-3 Buffalo Model, USMC, VMF-221 - Oxford Diecast AC035 - click to enlarge

Item No. OD-AC035
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Oxford Diecast Aviation Series Model

Brewster F2A-3 Buffalo - Captain William C. Humberd, VMF-221, USMC, Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942

1:72 Scale.  Length: 4.5".  Wingspan: 5.75"

On June 4, 1942, while attacking a superior number of Japanese bomber and fighter planes that were approaching Midway, Captain William Humberd of VMF-221, flying an F2A-3 Buffalo, shot down an Aichi Type 99 "Val" dive bomber. He was soon attacked by two Japanese Zeroes, one of which followed him into a steep dive. During the aerial engagement that followed he was able to shoot it down. VMF-221 “the Fighting Falcons” lost thirteen of twenty-six aircraft and eleven of the surviving aircraft were too damaged to fly. Humberd was later awarded the Navy Cross.

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.

Oxford presents a range of value priced, high quality, die-cast model airplanes. Every model is crafted using specifications of the original aircraft.

This model of a F2A-3 Buffalo features:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic parts
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Detailed cockpit
  • Historically accurate markings
  • Fixed non-rotating propeller
  • Display stand

  • Category: Oxford Diecast 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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