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A-26B Invader USAF 3rd BW, 13th BS,"Brown Nose" (HA3203)


Douglas A-26B Invader USAF 3rd BW, 13th BS, #44-34552 "Brown Nose", Iwakuni AFB, Japan, Korean Conflict, early 1951. Produced by Hobby Master in 1/72 scale die cast with landing gears up or down. Wingspan: 8-1/4 inches Length: 11-3/4 inches.
In 1941 Douglas Aircraft Company began work on their twin-engine medium-bomber A-26 Invader. By the end of production there were 2,452 aircraft produced for all variants. The A- 26/B-26 was the only U.S. bomber to take part in three wars, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The confusion with the use of the designation B-26 began when the Martin B-26 Marauder was retired and in 1948 the USAF dropped the “A” (Attack) designator so the Douglas A-26 Invader became the B-26 Invader. The A-26 made its first European appearance in late 1944.

When the 452nd BG (709th BS, 729th BS, 730th BS, 731st BS) left the US they flew to Iwakuni AB in Japan arriving November 1950. The 731st BS was immediately re-assigned to the 3rd BG who conducted missions from Iwakuni. On June 25, 1951 the 731st was re-designated 90th Bombardment Squadron (Light Night Intruder). Between November 1950 and June 25, 1951 the 731st BS flew 2,000 sorties requiring over 9,000 flying hours. “Brown Nose” flew in Vietnam as a B-26K.

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 27 February, 2015.

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