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Hobby Master 1/48 Boeing 218 (P-12 Prototype) X66W, Feb 1932 "Lt. Robert Short" American Hero for China, HA7904
Part # HA7904
List Price: $72.95
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1/48 scale pre-finished
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
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 built one Model 218 to test design features for the F4B-3 and P-12E aircraft. During
testing it was designated an XP-925 registered as X66W c/n 1260. The US Army and Navy did
testing of the aircraft using the registration NC66W. Robert Short was the pilot hired to help
sell the X66W to China. In February 1932 while flying X66W Short engaged a Japanese flight
of 3 bombers and 3 fighters. Short managed to down 1 bomber before being mortally wounded
and the loss of the only Model 218.
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