WOW153 Brewster Buffalo
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The Brewster F2A-2 was an American aircraft modified for export, with the RAF ordering over 200. The RAF designated the plane the B339 Mk. I “Buffalo” and the “Buffalo” name became forever associated with this Brewster aircraft. 167 land based “E” versions were shipped to Singapore and Northern Malaya to equip RAF and Commonwealth squadrons. B339-Es were quite adequate until they encountered the faster and more agile Japanese Zero. The pilot of this aircraft was New Zealand Ace Flight Officer Noel C. Sharp, who downed 3 aircraft and damaged 2 bombers whilst flying this aircraft. This aircraft was destroyed in the fighting around Sumatra on 7th February with F/O Sharp being killed on 20th February in 1942 flying a Hurricane over Java aged just 20 years old. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1946. The $ price shown reflects an additional $100 worldwide shipping fee and therefore no extra charges will apply at checkout.