Brewster F2A-3, “Buffalo”
Next, is the 1/48th scale Tamiya kit. This model represents the aircraft flown by Major Floyd B. “Red” Parks, C.O. of VMF-221.
Major Parks led the young pilots of VMF-221 against the incoming Japanese strike force. The inital attack came as a rude surprize to the Japanese, as they lost several attackers to the guns of the diving VMF-221 pilots. However, the Marines were shot out of the sky by the enemy A6M2 fighters in the ensuing dogfights, as the “Buffalo proved to be no match against it. Major Parks and ten of his pilots were killed in action.
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