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P-12E / F-4B-4, 308th Observation Sqn., 1939 (HA7910)


Boeing P-12E 'B' Flight Leader's aircraft, 308th Observation Sqn., Organized Reserve, circa 1939 in 1/48 scale die cast by Hobby Master. In the early 1930s Boeing developed a series of biplanes designated the F4B for the US Navy
and US Marine Corps but was a P-12 for the US Army Air Corps. The aircraft were first accepted in 1929 and served as the primary fighter. The P-12 was built in 6 successful variants while the F4B had 4. The P-12 was replaced by the Boeing P-26 in 1934-35 but the F4B carried on with operational duties until the Grumman F2F/F3F series completely replaced them in 1938. The 308th Observation Squadron was assigned to the 5th Corps Area Reserve base at Port Columbus Airport, Columbus, Ohio. The 5th Corps Area States of responsibility consisted of
Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia with headquarters Columbus. These Organized Reserve units were usually only “paper” units for officers waiting for assignments. The aircraft of choice in the 1939 period was the Boeing P-12 which first flew in 1931 with the P-12E being the best known variant.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 31 August, 2016.

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