Brewster Buffalo (oz3774)
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Brewster Buffalo. Peanut scale model WWII fighter. Scale is 1/32. Re-printed in in Nov. Dec. '98 FAC news.
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Update 18/03/2013: Replaced this plan with a clearer version, scanned from Aeromodeller June 1944, thanks to Algy2.
Quote: "This time we go to the June 1944 AEROMODELLER where... free flight plan was for a scale rubber BREWSTER BUFFALO by J.A.F. HALLS. The plan is full size and the accompanying article gives some interesting information on the actual aircraft then in use in various theatres of war."
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by JAF Halls
Scale Rubber F/F Military Fighter
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User commentsThis design comes from J A F Halls and published in Aeromodeller June 1944. It was also re-published by Nexus in Flying Scale Rubber Models Vol 2 in 1996.
MartinSkinner - 12/12/2012
I’ve always been very fond of Brewster’s Buffalo, an aircraft that received a lot of bad press for all its heroics. Designed for another time, it found itself attempting to stem the tide at the outset of World War II. While not doing well in the hands of the US Navy/Marine Corps at Midway, it nevertheless performed admirably for the British over Malaya. In the hands of Finland against the Soviets, it proved to be a superstar.
This particular model is finished in the scheme as flown by Sergeant Geoffrey Fisken, 243 Squadron, RNZAF during the Battle of Singapore. Sergeant Fisken was fortunate to evacuate to Australia where he continued the fight, surviving the war as an ace fighter pilot with 11 victories, the British Commonwealth’s leading air ace of the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
This is a peanut scale model. Propeller is fabricated from a plastic food container. The Buffalo design is very much like that of a classic 1930’s racer, large on fuselage and power, very short on wing area. In order to fly successfully, the builder’s challenge is to construct as light-weight as possible… not my personal forte… but 'she' certainly is pretty.
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Neal Green - 28/04/2020
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