Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
HA7905
Boeing F4B-4 "9045 ANACOSTIA"
used by Assistant Secretary of the
Navy Douglas Ingalls
Floyd Bennett Field Air Show 1935
1/48 scale pre-finished
Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
Professionally painted.
All markings pad applied for superb results.
Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
Comes with display stand.
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In the early 1930s Boeing developed a series of biplanes designated the F4B for the US Navy
and US Marine Corps but was a P-12 for the US Army Air Corps. The aircraft were first
accepted in 1929 and served as the primary fighter. The P-12 was built in 6 successful
variants while the F4B had 4. The P-12 was replaced by the Boeing P-26 in 1934-35 but the
F4B carried on with operational duties until the Grumman F2F/F3F series completely replaced
them in 1938.


The USN Department made aircraft such as the Boeing F4B-4 available to headquarters staff
whenever they had to travel to a facility within the aircraft range. These aircraft were based at
Anacostia NAS, Washington, D.C. and wore a highly polished metal finish. One trip was made
by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Douglas Ingalls so he could attend an Air Show at the
Floyd Bennett Field, New York in 1935. This was New York City’s first municipal airport and
was named after Bennett because he was a resident of Brooklyn and gained notoriety when
he and Admiral Byrd became the first people to fly over the North Pole.

Specifications for Boeing P-12 / F4B (Model 83/89)
Total Produced All Variants - 586
First Flight - June 25, 1928
Role - Fighter Biplane
Crew – 1
Powerplant – 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-1340-16 WASP air-cooled 9 cylinder radial engine, 550
hp   (410 kW)
Performance
Speed – 189 mph   (164 kts  /  304 km/h)
Service Ceiling – 26,900 ft   (8,199 m)
Range – 369 mi   (321 nm  /  594 km)
Weight
Empty – 2,355 lb   (1,068 kg)
Max Takeoff – 3,611 lb   (1,638 kg)
Dimensions
Length – 20.08 ft   (6.12 m)
Height – 9.32 ft   (2.84 m)
Wingspan – 29.99 ft   (9.14 m)
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