Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Curtiss P-40B Warhawk – 2nd Lt. George Welch, 47th Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group, USAAF, Haleiwa airfield, Oahu, Hawaii, December 7, 1941
1:48 Scale. Length: 8". Wingspan: 9.25”
Limited production of approximately 1000 models worldwide
On December 7, 1941 during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 2nd Lt. George Welch and 2nd Lt. Kenneth Taylor quickly drove from Wheeler Field to Haleiwa Field to get their P-40s airborne against overwhelming odds. The P-40s were armed only with 30 caliber wing guns and when their ammo that ran out they returned to refuel and rearm with 50 caliber ammunition and renewed their airborne efforts. 2nd Lt. Welch scored 4 aerial victories while 2nd Lt Taylor scored at least 2 victories. They both received the DSC.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antenna
Historically accurate pad printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and P-40 artwork
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was a single-engine fighter and ground attack aircraft. First flown on October 14, 1938, the P-40 was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in service until the end of the war. The P-40 performed well as an air superiority fighter, at times suffering severe losses but also taking a very heavy toll of enemy aircraft. It was the third most produced American fighter aircraft after the P-51 and P-47. By November 1944 when production of the P-40 ended, 13,738 had been built.
Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a P-40 Warhawk features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14