Brewster Buffalo (oz3774)

 

Brewster Buffalo (oz3774) by JAF Halls from Aeromodeller 1944 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Brewster Buffalo. Peanut scale model WWII fighter. Scale is 1/32. Re-printed in in Nov. Dec. '98 FAC news.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

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."

Supplementary file notes

Planfile includes article.

Corrections?

Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)? That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction

Brewster Buffalo (oz3774) by JAF Halls from Aeromodeller 1944 - model pic

Datafile:

ScaleType:
  • Brewster_F2A_Buffalo | help
    see Wikipedia | search Outerzone


    ScaleType: This (oz3774) is a scale plan. Where possible we link scale plans to Wikipedia, using a text string called ScaleType.

    If we got this right, you now have a couple of direct links (above) to 1. see the Wikipedia page, and 2. search Oz for more plans of this type. If we didn't, then see below.


    Notes:
    ScaleType is formed from the last part of the Wikipedia page address, which here is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster_F2A_Buffalo
    Wikipedia page addresses may well change over time.
    For more obscure types, there currently will be no Wiki page found. We tag these cases as ScaleType = NotFound. These will change over time.
    Corrections? Use the correction form to tell us the new/better ScaleType link we should be using. Thanks.

Brewster Buffalo (oz3774) by JAF Halls from Aeromodeller 1944 - pic 003.jpg
003.jpg
Brewster Buffalo (oz3774) by JAF Halls from Aeromodeller 1944 - pic 004.jpg
004.jpg
Brewster Buffalo (oz3774) by JAF Halls from Aeromodeller 1944 - pic 005.jpg
005.jpg
Brewster Buffalo (oz3774) by JAF Halls from Aeromodeller 1944 - pic 006.jpg
006.jpg
Brewster Buffalo (oz3774) by JAF Halls from Aeromodeller 1944 - pic 007.jpg
007.jpg

Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email admin@outerzone.co.uk

User comments

This 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.
Thank you to everyone at OuterZone. You’ve done so much in support of our wonderful hobby.
Neal Green - 28/04/2020
Add a comment

 

 
 

Download File(s):
 

Notes

* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.

Scaling

This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.

 

Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2020.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.