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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8108
Boeing PT-17 Stearman Diecast Model
4BFTS, BP30, Mesa, AZ, 1940

Limited Edition

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing PT-17 Stearman   6.25"   8"

At the beginning of WWII Britain knew they would need to train a large number of pilots so flying and aircrew training schools were set up across Great Britain. However with German air attacks the need for schools outside Great Britain realized so schools began to open in all parts of the British Commonwealth as well as 7 in the U.S.A.. One such school was 4BFTS (British Flight Training School) established in Mesa, Arizona in June 1941 and one type of aircraft used was the Boeing PT-17 Stearman.

Boeing PT-17 Stearman

Designed as a primary trainer, the Stearman Kaydet was first flown in 1933. Prior to their aquisition by Boeing in 1934, the Stearman Aircraft Company developed a series of rugged biplane designs that culminated in the immensely successful Model 75 Kaydet, more commonly referred to as the "Stearman". The aircraft was adopted by the US Army Air Corps and US Navy as their primary trainer during World War II. The simple and robust design made surplus Stearmans a popular choice for crop dusters after the type was retired from the military and, in fact, a large number of airworthy examples still exist to this day.

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Hobby Master's 1:48 scale Boeing (Stearman) Kaydet is a beautifully constructed diecast model, ready for display right out of the box with no assembly required. The model features two open cockpits that offer an unobstructed view of interior details such as pad-printed instrument dials and control sticks with hand-painted handgrips. The uncowled engine provides a clear view of its cooling fins and pushrod on each cylinder head behind a fee spinning propeller. The fuselage, wings and tail surfaces feature simulated stretched fabric and fine guaged wire has been hand-threaded between the model's wings to represent structural bracing wires.

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" 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.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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