Manufactured from 1938-1941, the F2A Buffalo was a monoplane fighter that saw service with the Allies in the early years of World War II. By the time America entered the war in late 1941, however, the aircraft was largely obsolete. It could not contend with the more versatile and stable A6M Zeros flown by the Japanese. It was operated by the U.S. Navy and Marines — who referred to it as the "Flying Coffin" — and was eventually retired in 1948.
This 1/72 scale plastic model — a replica of a Buffalo stationed on the USS Saratoga in 1939 — features engraved panel lines, a rotating propeller, a detailed radial engine, a glazed segmented canopy, a well-equipped cockpit, extended landing gear, authentic VF-3 markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 4¼" long with a 5¾" wingspan.