B-26 Marauder "Flak Bait"Item Number: 1024
Martin B-26 Marauder airplane model. Although the Marauder did not make its first flight until November 25, 1940, its design showed such promise that 1,131 B-26s were ordered by the Air Corps in September 1940. The airplane began flying combat missions in the Southwest Pacific in the spring of 1942, but most of the B-26s subsequently assigned to operational theaters were sent to England and the Mediterranean area.
In 1945 when B-26 production was halted, 5,266 had been built.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/48. Wingspan 16 1/2 inches, Length 13 1/2 inches.