Hobbycraft North American F82 Twin Mustang Fighter 1/72 Scale Aircraft Model Kit HC1301

$6.14

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SKU: HOBHC1301 Categories: , , , Barcode: 055396013622.

Description

The North American F-82 Twin Mustang is the last American piston-engine fighter ordered into production by the United States Air Force. Based on the P-51 Mustang, the F-82 was originally designed as a long-range escort fighter in World War II. The war ended well before the first production units were operational.
In the postwar era, Strategic Air Command used the planes as a long-range escort fighter. Radar-equipped F-82s were used extensively by the Air Defense Command as replacements for the Northrop P-61 Black Widow as all-weather day/night interceptors. During the Korean War, Japan-based F-82s were among the first USAF aircraft to operate over Korea. The first three North Korean aircraft destroyed by U.S. forces were shot down by F-82s, the first being a North-Korean Yak-11 downed over Gimpo Airfield by the USAF 68th Fighter Squadron.

Hobbycraft first released this model kit in 1980`s 9.  This release dates from 1980`s9

Additional information

Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 30 × 17 × 5 cm