Hasegawa Brewster Model B-239 Buffalo of SSgt Nils Katajainen in 1/72 Scale

Nils Katajainen was a Finnish fighter pilot who was credited with a total of 35 victories, including 17 on the Brewster Buffalo.  He was wounded in action in July 1944, which ended his flying career.  He was awarded the Mannerheim Cross.

The model represents the Brewster Model B-239 of SSgt Nils Katajainen of 3/LeLv at Kontupohja during the Winter of 1942.

More completed photographs here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2022/04/14/hasegawa-brewster-model-b-239-buffalo-of-1lt-hans-wind-in-1-72-scale/

13 thoughts on “Hasegawa Brewster Model B-239 Buffalo of SSgt Nils Katajainen in 1/72 Scale

  1. As always, it’s a case of it being the man behind the tool, and not the tool. The most successful sniper in history was a Finn that used an off the rack Mosin-Nagant with iron sights, and not some high-speed/low drag operator with a scoped and glass-bedded barreled rifle.

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