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Hobby Master 1/48 Brewster Buffalo Model 339-23, A51-13, 25 Squadron RAAF Dunreath, West Australia, 1942, Sgt John Bailey

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Brewster Buffalo Model 339-23,
A51-13, 25 Squadron RAAF Dunreath, West Australia, 1942, Sgt John Bailey

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Hobby Master 1/48 Brewster Buffalo Model 339-23, A51-13, 25 Squadron RAAF Dunreath, West Australia, 1942, Sgt John Bailey

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General Background

The Brewster F2A Buffalo was USN's first mono-wing fighter. The status of the “Buffalo” is somewhat controversial in the history of aviation. It was designed by US but saw its real success only in Finland, a co-belligerent of Germany during WWII. It was designed as a carrier based fighter but only saw combat from land bases.

The most distinctive feature of the Buffalo was the retractable landing gear. With the right pilot the plane was quite capable in combat. Some historians believe that some units of the Commonwealth squadrons may have achieved a 2 to 1 kill ratio in the Far East.

 

The Aircraft

On May 3, 1937 the No. 23 Squadron was formed and two years later was renamed No. 25 Squadron (City of Perth). Their original task was convoy close-support and anti-submarine patrols and later the defense of Perth. In August 1942 nine Brewster Buffalo arrived and one of the pilots was Sgt. John Charles Bailey. He survived the war and became a farmer and father of three. In early 1943 the Buffalo were moved to Dunreath and became part of No. 85 Squadron. The Buffalo was replaced by the CAC Boomerang.

 

Specifications :

Power plant: One Wright R-1820-40 Cyclone nine-cylinder single row air-cooled radial, rated at 1200 hp
Performance: Maximum speed - 285 mph at sea level
  323 mph at 16,500 ft.
  344 mph at 26,500 ft.
  cruising speed 157mph
  landing speed 73 mph
  initial climb rate 2500 ft/min.
  Service ceiling 34,000 ft.
Weight: 4576 lbs. Empty
  5942 lbs. Gross
  6890 lbs. Maximum take-off
Dimensions: Wingspan – 35 ft.
  Length – 26 ft.
  Height – 11 ft. 8 ins.
  Wing area – 209 sq. ft
Armament Four Browning 0.50 in. machine guns, two in the upper engine cowling, one in each wing.
  Under each wing bomb racks that could carry one 100-lb. bomb just outboard of the main landing gear.


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Diecast Toy Manufacturer Hobby Master
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Country Australia
Scale 1:48
Type Propeller
Series F2A Buffalo
Color Green