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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA7010
Brewster F2A Buffalo Diecast Model
USMC VMF-221 Fighting Falcons, MCAS Ewa, HI, 1942

Limited Edition
Pieces Worldwide

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

In July 1941 the USMC fighter squadron VMF-221 "Fighting Falcons" was formed in San Diego. After the attack on Pearl Harbor VMF-221 was sent to Marine Corps Air Station Ewa on Hawaii. On December 25th 1941 14 F2A-3 aircraft of VMF-221 took off from USS Saratoga and landed on Midway Island to form part of a relief force. After their F2A-3’s were out performed and almost completely destroyed by Japanese Zeroes at the Battle of Midway the VFM-221 returned to EWA.

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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