- Air Power Series
- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Highly detailed, moveable components.
- Display stand included.
- Measures 8.25” L x 9.25” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an all metal, single-engine, single-seat fighter and ground-attack aircraft that made its maiden flight in 1938. Since the P-40 was a modified P-36 Hawk it was developed quickly and entered service in record time. The USAAF referred to the aircraft as the Warhawk while the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union called the B and C variants Tomahawk while the D and later variants were called Kittyhawk. By the end of production in 1944 approximately 18,000 aircraft were manufactured.
On December 7, 1941 during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor 2nd Lt. George Welch and 2nd Lt. Kenneth Taylor raced back to the airfield and managed to get their P-40s airborne against overwhelming odds. The P-40s were armed only with 30 calibre wing guns and when that ran out they returned to refuel and rearm with 50 calibre ammunition and renewed their airborne efforts. 2nd Lt. Kenneth Taylor scored 2 victories shooting down two Aichi D3A Vals. They both received the DSC.
This Hobby Master 1/48 scale model is representative of the USAAC P-40B “White 155” of the 47th Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group, flow by 2nd Lt Kenneth Taylor during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7th 1941. As with all Hobby Master modes the replicas “White 155” is highly detailed and features authentic paint scheme, opening canopy with a removeable pilot figures, optional position landing gear, and display stand.
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.