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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1516
North American T-6 Texan Diecast Model
Fundacion Infante de Orleans, Spain, 1950s

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American T-6 Texan   5"   7"

In the 1950s Spain established economic and political ties with the U.S.A.. Because of these new links Spain was able to procure F-86 and T-33 aircraft along with transports and training aircraft. In 1954 the first Spanish Air Force aerobatic team was formed at the Basic Training School using six T-6s. In 1957-58 the Spanish Air Force used the T-6s as COIN (counter-insurgency) aircraft during the Infi War. This war was against the Moroccan Liberation Army who claimed territory that Spain considered belonging to them. The Spanish AF installed 7.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns in each wing. They also modified them to carry 200 kg bombs or unguided rockets under each wing. Spain discontinued the use of the T-6 in 1986. Some examples of these aircraft can be found at the aviation preservation museum Fundacion Infante De Orleans/Cuatro Vientos, located in Madrid, Spain.

North American T-6 Texan

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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