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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA1514: Harvard IIB Trainer KF625 “Cymru Am Byth” of 1340 Flight, RAF based in Kenya in 1955. Production of only 650 pieces. The model is superb in natural metal finish, with optional undercarrage and canopy positions plus stand.
Length 4.5 inches Wingspan 7 inches
PLEASE NOTE: boxes are not perfect as they appear to have been stored on open racking. So please don’t buy if you want a perfect box. Models are new.
The RAF used the Harvard in Kenya against the Mau Mau in the 1950s where they operated with 20 lb bombs and machine guns against the gangs. Some operations took place at altitudes around 20,000 ft above sea level. The Harvard is the longest-serving RAF aeroplane with one example (taken on strength in 1945) still serving in the 1990s.
The T-6 trainer is one of the most important aircraft of all time. It was used by 34 countries with a total of 17,096 built. An estimated 100,000 plus U.S. military pilots were trained to fly in them.
It was in late 1930’s North American Aviation began to deliver the T-6 Texan for the USAAF and the SNJ version for the USN. The Texan got its name because of production in the Dallas, Texas plant of North America. It was known as the “Harvard” for those built in Canada.
Though basically built as a trainer aircraft, the T-6 was used in multiple roles include interceptor, fighter bomber and counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft during the conflicts of WWII, the Korea War and the Vietnam War. It was also extensively used by the civilians for different purposes.Despite all these, T-6 was still best known as a universal trainer – the Pilot Maker.