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B-26B-4MA Marauder

by David Metzner

 

B-26B-4MA Marauder

 


Revell of Germany's 1/48 scale B-26B/G Marauder is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Here is my Monogram 1/48 scale B-26. This model was built in 1985 or 1986.

The model represents a B-26 B-4MA serial number 4117981, during the spring of 1943 and based in Algeria. This is the first Shark mouthed Marauder, nicknamed " The Shark" belonging to the 444th Bomb Squadron.

 

 

The airplane was destroyed in a crash landing on May 23, 1943 after a raid on Sicily.

The wing span has been reduced by a scale six feet. The flaps have been filled and re-scribed as the short winged B-26 had split flaps.

The vertical tail has been shortened, the beam gun hatches re-positioned, the early style tail guns are installed. There is a torpedo rack added on the centerline in the area of the bomb bay.

This is one of my first efforts at sanding off raised panel lines and re-scribing.

For an old model it still looks reasonably presentable.

 

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2003 by David Metzner
Page Created 20 July, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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