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McDonnell Douglas F4B-3 BuNo. A8911, Command Plane H.Q., US Marines, Washington, NAS Anacostia, 1930s  HA7908

McDonnell Douglas F4B-3 BuNo. A8911, Command Plane H.Q., US Marines, Washington, NAS Anacostia, 1930s

Product code HA7908



€ 61.94
€ 57.81
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Scale 1 : 48

Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster

Format approx W 19 x L 12.9 x H 5.6 cm

Version With landing gear

Category Aircraft Scale Models

Subcategory 1: 48 Hobby Master

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Product description

1/48 scale pre-finished
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
Professionally painted.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.

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.

Boeing F4B-3 BuNo. A8911 was the last in a contract of 20 aircraft and given c/n 1615. It was
delivered to the U.S. Navy and last served on board the USS Saratoga with VF-1B in 1932
before being transferred to the U.S. Marine Corp becoming the Head Quarters Command
aircraft. This aircraft was frequently used to fly VIPs and in 1934 – 35 was used as an air show
demonstrator. On February 14, 1939 this aircraft was involved in an accident with no loss of

Specifications for Boeing P-12 / F4B (Model 83/89)
Total Produced All Variants - 586
First Flight - June 25, 1928
Role - Fighter Biplane
Crew – 1
Powerplant – 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-1340-16 WASP air-cooled 9 cylinder radial engine, 550
hp (410 kW)
Speed – 189 mph (164 kts / 304 km/h)
Service Ceiling – 26,900 ft (8,199 m)
Range – 369 mi (321 nm / 594 km)
Empty – 2,355 lb (1,068 kg)
Max Takeoff – 3,611 lb (1,638 kg)
Length – 20.08 ft (6.12 m)
Height – 9.32 ft (2.84 m)
Wingspan – 29.99 ft (9.14 m)

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