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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3211
Douglas A-26B Invader Diecast Model
USAAF 3rd BG, 89th BS, #44-34298, Okinawa, Japan, August 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Douglas A-26B Invader   8.25"   11.75"


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In June 1945 the 3rd BG began to convert from the A-20 Havoc to the A-26 Invader. A-26B 44-34298 c/n 27577 was delivered to the 89th BS/3rd BG in March 1945. In early August 1945 the group moved to Okinawa and unfortunately on August 11th A-26 44-34298 piloted by Captain Harvey Truesdale was forced to make a belly-landing on Okinawa after suffering a loss of hydraulics due to enemy fire during a mission to Kyushu. During the winter of 1945 the 3rd BG became part of the Occupation of Japan Forces.

Douglas A-26B Invader

Designed as a single-pilot light attack bomber, the A-26 first flew on July 10, 1942. Built by Douglas Aircraft Company, this twin-engined aircraft was met with little enthusiasm in the Pacific Theatre, prompting General George Kenney to proclaim "We do not want the A-26 under any circumstances as a replacement for anything." The early A-26 suffered from poor visibility, a problem that was corrected in 1944 when a clamshell canopy replaced the earlier "flat-topped" style. Later models were well-received in Europe, and the A-26 went on to become a greatly successful bomber, also serving in the Korean War and in several major Cold War conflicts.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale A-26 Invader is loaded with quality features. The fully rendered cockpit interior features a detailed large center console and equipment boxes. The the rear gunner's compartment has a masterfully recreated ocular periscope system and the aft fuselage features rotating dorsal and ventral machine gun turrets. The solid metal wing has razor-thin leading and trailing edges and crisp panel line details. For easy configuration, the nose gear, main gear, and bomb bay area are molded as single snap-in units that include the doors in the opened position. Some releases include eight nose-mounted machine guns and/or four optional under-wing mounted machine gun pods.

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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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