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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1502
North American Harvard Mk 4 Diecast Model
Luftwaffe, Bavaria, Germany, 1960

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American Harvard Mk 4   5"   7"

In 1955 the USAF developed a technical training center that taught 39 different courses such as aircraft and engine repair, air traffic control, weapons and ammunition, electronics, aerial photograph nature, intelligence and logistics. In 1956 schools were set up in 5 6 locations within Germany with one being in Kaufbeuren in the SW corner of Bavaria. This was considered the birth of the modern day Luftwaffe but it wasn't until November 1957 that full control was assumed by Luftwaffe.

555 of the ultimate version, the Harvard 4 were produced by the Canada Car and Foundry during the 1950s and supplied to the RCAF, USAF and Bundeswehr. Through the Mutual Defence Assistance Program (MDAP) Canada supplied 135 Harvard Mk IV for $1 per unit to the Luftwaffe. The Harvard Mk IV was used mainly with the FFS "A" (flight leader school) in Landsberg between 1956 and 1966. Some planes went to the TSLw "1" (Technical Training School) in Kaufbeuren where 39 different courses were taught.

North American Harvard Mk 4

Designed as an entry for a 1937 USAAC "Basic Combat" aircraft competition, the T-6 was first flown on April 1, 1935. Several hundred T-6s were built before the advanced trainer designation, when it was modified for its role as a basic combat trainer. Nicknamed "the pilot maker," the Texan had low cantilever wings and a long two seat cockpit, with the engine mounted at the extreme forward. It trained thousands of USAF pilots through the 1950s and remained in service with some nations well into the 1990s. More than 15,000 T-6s were manufactured, and the aircraft remains a familiar air show presence, with 350+ airworthy examples still in existence.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale T-6 Texan is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal, which gives the model a heavy feel. The large bird cage style canopy is removable for an unobstructed view of the pilot and co-pilot, pad printed instrument panels, control stick and seat. Engine details such as pushrod housing and cylinder head cooling fins can be seen inside the engine cowling. The solid metal wing features simulated landing lights, correctly replicated pitot tube and separately-applied aileron bell-crank levers. Releases in this series include an improved-visibility canopy with fewer frames and machine gun pods under each wing.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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