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Hobbymaster - 1/72 T-6D Texan 1261, FAB (Brazilian Air Force)
North American Aviation won a competition to build a basic trainer that would prepare pilots in over 50 countries for over 50 years. The design known as the T-6 has a variety of designations depending on the country that owned them and the model variant. The USAAC referred to them as AT-6 (Advanced Trainer) while the USN designated them SNJ. The British Commonwealth countries referred to them as Harvards. In all their variants there were 15,495 aircraft built.
In December 1938 the Brazilian Navy acquired 12 T-6 Texans of the NA-46 variant. In August 1939 the Brazilian Army Air Force acquired 30 of the NA-72 variant. Over the years Brazil accumulated almost 500 Texans of different variants. An arrangement was reached that allowed a Brazilian company to manufacture some aircraft. During the 1960s and 1970s some of these aircraft were outfitted with machine guns, hardpoints for bombs and missiles. T-6D 1261 is on a pedestal in the small town of Paraguaçu-MG in the Brazilian interior.
- Scale 1/72
- Size approximately: l 5 x w 7 inches
- Professionally painted unique scheme
- Great attention to detail
- All markings are tampoed (pad applied)
- Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
- Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
- Canopy opens
- Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
- Highly collectable
This item is not a toy and is not suitable for children.
This item is fragile and is meant for static display and collectable purposes only.