Model, static, Boeing F4B-4


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Fighting Squadron Three (VF-3B) "Striking Eagles"

USS Langley, circa 1932

Entrant in the 1936 Scale Model Airplane Contest sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Model Maker

LeRoy M. McCallum Jr.

Credit Line

Model made and donated by LeRoy M. McCallum.


  • Airframe, engine, propeller, pilot - wood
  • Bracing wires, aerial - metal


Model: 17 × 39.4 × 57.2cm (6 11/16 × 15 1/2 × 22 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



Physical Description

Wood and metal model of a U.S. Navy Boeing F4B-4 carrier fighter aircraft in gray with blue fuselage band; with yellow top of upper wing with blue chevron; and green empennage. 1/16th scale. Circa 1935.



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