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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation AC082
Brewster F2A Buffalo Diecast Model
USN VF-3 , 3-F-18, USS Saratoga, 1939

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Brewster F2A Buffalo   4.25"   5.75"

The Brewster F2-A Buffalo was one of the first US monoplane fighter aircraft and came with an arrestor hook and other modifications for use aboard aircraft carriers. Designed and built by the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation, the F2-A took its first flight in December 1937 and came into service in April 1939. Of the 509 built during its 1938-1941 manufacturing period, many of the aircraft were taken and operated by the Finnish Air Force as well.

The first unit to be equipped with the F2A-1 was VF-3, assigned to USS Saratoga air group, which took 10 aircraft. Unfortunately, with huge advances in fighter aircraft design during this period, the F2-A soon became obsolete as fighters and were transferred for use as trainers.

Our 1:72 scale model is a replica of one of the aircraft deployed aboard USS Saratoga and is decorated in a silver colour scheme with yellow upper wings, a white tail fin and with its identity 3-F-18 US Navy printed along the fuselage. The cockpit is moulded in green and the wings feature the US star in red, white and blue. The aircraft nose is red and we love the nose art – a hellcat carrying a lighted bomb!

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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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation

The Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Permanently retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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