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Douglas A-20 Boston MK.IV BZ405, No.88 Sqn., RAF, 1944 (1:72)
Item # HA4209
Douglas A-20 Boston MK.IV Die Cast Model BZ405, No.88 Sqn., RAF, 1944 (1:72)
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Length: 7.75"

Wingspan: 4.25"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $137.95
Sale Price: $96.57
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    Description

    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA4209
    Boston MK.IV
    BZ405, No.88 Sqn., RAF, 1944
    With war approaching America knew it would be called upon to aid their Allies so a new aircraft
    would need to be developed. Douglas Aircraft designer Ed Heinemann's DB-7/A-20 was chosen
    to be the new attack-bomber. The prototype flew in December 1938 with the first production
    aircraft flew on August 17, 1939. Production ran until September 1944 with 7,478 aircraft built.
    During WWII these were supplied to French, British, Australian, Dutch and Soviet forces as well
    as their own U.S. forces.



    The RAF No. 88 Squadron was first formed at Gosford in July 1917 as part of the Royal Flying
    Corps. The Douglas A-20 was designated Havoc but British Commonwealth countries referred to
    them as the Boston in a bomber/attack variant and Havoc in night fighter and intruder variants.
    The RAF considered the aircraft to have too short a range to bomb German targets and in 1941
    181 aircraft began to be used in night fighter and intruder roles. The RAF designated 169 aircraft
    as Mk. IV. The Boston Mk. IV BZ405 was scrapped in 1947.
    True 1/72 scale.
    Professionally painted.
    Great attention to detail.
    All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
    Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
    Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
    Canopy can be removed to place figures inside.
    Figures included.
    Dorsal turret can turn.
    Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
    Highly collectable.