1/48 Monogram B-26 Marauder 

Gallery Article by Ping Malay on Nov 4 2016

 

      

Here is Monogram's 1/48 classic B-26 Marauder.

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I chose the markings for the famous B-26 "Flak Bait".  Flak Bait holds the record within the United States Army Air Forces for the number of bombing missions survived during World War II.  This bomber survived 202 missions over Germany and had over 1000 holes in it during it's combat service.  Flak Bait return from 2 missions on one engine, another mission it returned with an engine on fire.  It lost it's electrical system once and it hydraulic system twice.

Flak Bait returned to the United States in December 1946. The aircraft is currently undergoing preservation and conservation at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

Enjoy the photos.

Ping Malay

Photos and text by Ping Malay