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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8110
Boeing PT-17 Stearman Diecast Model
Chinese Air Force, #215977, 1942

Limited Edition

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

Japan had invested in Manchuria and built the Japan South Manchuria Railway. Needing more territory for its increasing population, Japan sabotaged a portion of this railway in order to justify invading Manchuria in 1931. China had no great aviation force to defend itself so the Soviet Union supplied aircraft. In 1941 when the U.S.A. entered WWII they too supplied China with aircraft. There were 150 Boeing PT-17 Stearmans supplied with serials from 42-15896 to 42-16045 and some training schools were located in Lahore Pakistan as well as in the U.S..

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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