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Model Power Postage Stamp Planes 5562-1
Martin B-26 Marauder Diecast Model
USAAF 387th BG, 557th BS, "Baby Bumps II", Normandy, France

1:107 Scale   Length   Width
Martin B-26 Marauder   6.25"   8"

The Martin B-26 Marauder was designed to meet the USAAC need for a high speed, medium bomber. In 1939, Martin received an order for 201 B-26s. What made this order so unusual was that the company was awarded an "off the drawing board" contract; there was no requirement for a prototype or preproduction sample. This aircraft was equipped with up to 11 machine guns and 4,000lbs of bombs. "Baby Bumps II" belonged to the 387th Bomb Group, 557th Bomb Squadron (England/France).

Martin B-26 Marauder

Designed to meet a US Army Air Corps specification for a twin-engined medium bomber, the B-26 Marauder was first flown on November 25, 1940. Early in its service career, the B-26 was nicknamed "Widowmaker" because of its high accident statistics, especially during takeoffs and landings, when pilots were required to maintain a much higher than average speed to avoid stalling. Later model B-26Bs underwent a series of aerodynamics modifications, making the aircraft safer to fly. Used in the Pacific, Western European and Mediterranean Theaters, the B-26 eventually became the primary bomber on the Western Front, ending the war with fewer losses than any other USAAF bomber.

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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" 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.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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