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|"FLAK BAIT" B-26 Marauder, Medium Bomber, AAF S/N 41-31173.
The most famous of the B-26 Marauder Bombers, Flak Bait was saved from the scrap yard after WW II and is now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in the World War II Aviation Exhibition section. Flak Bait survived 207 missions over Europe, more than any other American bomber in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II. Flak Bait had taken more than 1,000 enemy hits and logged over 725 hours of combat time by VE Day.
Manufactured in April 1943, Flak Bait was flown to England and was assigned to 449th Bomb Squadron, 322nd Bomb Group, 9th Air Force. Arrival dates: Andrews Field, UK, 12 June 1943; Beuvais/Tille, France, 25 September 1944; Le Culot, France, 30 March 1945. Flew 207 bombing missions were flown against targets in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany from June 1943 to VE Day/May 1945.
We have crafted an authentic reproduction of Flak Bait Nose Art. Warbird Collections' artists have crafted the most realistic looking reproduction World War II Nose Art available. They are full sized, museum quality and are very limited editions; there will only be a few ever made. Each is numbered with archival history.
The Nose Art display is reproduced from an actual B-26 Marauder aircraft. We have faithfully reproduced all the surface details including flush rivets, panel seams, patch panels, dimples and scrapes. The weathered and battle hardened painted surface is especially realistic.
The Warbird Collections B-26 Marauder Nose Art Reproduction is a Tribute to the airplane, the pilots and the crews that flew and maintained them.
SIZE: 14 feet long, 7-1/2 feet high, 2 feet deep; approx. 200 pounds. Each display piece has attachment (hard points) molded in the back for hanging on your wall or hanger.
PRICE: $10,000 ea.
SHIPPING & CRATING: additional, quoted on order.
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Contact Pat McGinnis for more information
Tel: 1 805-895-7793
Fax: 1 805-967-0109
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