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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA7001
Brewster F2A Buffalo Diecast Model
USN VF-3, USS Saratoga

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Brewster F2A Buffalo   6.5"   8.75"

The U.S. Government started to receive the first of their 235 F2A-2s in September 1940 . In early 1941 VF-2 and VF-3 (Felix the Cat squadron) were being equipped with the planes . During the service with VF-3, the F2A-2 was plagued with landing gear problems as well the Wright Cyclone engine flaws in the bearings . VF-3 flew the F2A-2 for eight months before being re-equipped with the F2A-3. Because of slow delivery and increment of overseas sales of the aircraft, the USN finally turned to choose the F-4 Wildcat. Nether less, the F-2A was considered by many Navy pilots to be the best Buffalo variant.

Brewster F2A Buffalo

Designed to meet a 1936 US Navy requirement for a new carrier-based fighter, the F2A was first flown in December, 1937. The stout F2A Buffalo was the U.S. Navy's first monoplane fighter, but it suffered from poor maneuverability and proved to be too heavy for dogfighting. Its four 12.7mm machine guns weren't even enough to save this aircraft—during the Battle of Midway, 13 of 19 Buffalos were lost to enemy fire. Finland proved to be the only successful user of the Brewster F2A Buffalo, fighting off wave after wave of Soviet aggression during three years of war.

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Hobby Master's 1:48 scale F-2A Buffalo is a well-constructed diecast model that can be displayed right out of the box with only a small amount of configuration. The large framed cockpit window with sliding canopy provides a clear view of many cockpit features, including pad-printed gauges and dials, tube gun sight and control stick with painted stick grip. The correctly rendered interior bottom floor opens through to large navigational window on the bottom of the fuselage. The hinged metal landing gear has an easily-installed single center mounted bracket for ground display and there are separately applied landing lights under each wing.

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:48 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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