Brewster F2A-2 Buffalo 1/24 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the prebuilt F2A-2 Buffalo mahogany model. This 1/24 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 17.25 inches and a length of 12.88 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About this Model:
Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme. The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit our Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.
History of the F2A-2:
This collectible model F2A-2 Buffalo represents the Navy's first monoplane fighter, entering service in April 1939 and was very quickly outclassed by enemy fighters. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by skilled craftsmen using a wealth of detail, this 1/24-scale model F2A-2 Buffalo makes a great gift for any pilot, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
Development of the Buffalo began in 1935, when the Navy sought a replacement for its Grumman F3F biplane. The Brewster B-139 won the contract with a monoplane design with retractable main gear, split flaps and a streamlines canopy. Top speed was 323 mph in the F2A-2 model, which featured a more powerful Wright R-1820 radial engine.
The Buffalo was armed with four machine guns, but lacked armor and self-sealing fuel tanks. While early models were very maneuverable, it was clear by 1940 that the aircraft was outclassed by foreign designs. However, the Buffalo went into battle in the early days of the war, and served with Finland through most of World War II.
British and Dutch pilots used the Buffalo in combat in the Pacific, as did U.S. Marine Corps pilots in the Battle of Midway. While the Buffalo's shot down a number of Japanese aircraft, overall it performed poorly and was soon withdrawn from service in favor of more advanced types.