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Hawk 81A-2 (P-40) Model, AVG 3rd PS - Hobby Master HA9204

Hawk 81A-2 (P-40) Model, AVG 3rd PS - Hobby Master HA9204 - click to enlarge
Hawk 81A-2 (P-40) Model, AVG 3rd PS - Hobby Master HA9204 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA9204
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Curtiss Hawk 81A-2 (P-40) – White 68, Ft Ldr Charles Older, AVG 3rd Pursuit Squadron, Burma, May 1942

1:48 Scale.  Length: 8".  Wingspan: 9.25”

Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide

In 1940 Charles (Chuck) Older was assigned to USMC VMF-1. In July of 1941 he resigned from the Marine Corps and joined the American Volunteer Group (AVG). The AVG squadrons were “Adam and Eve”, “Panda Bear” and “Hell’s Angels” to which Older was assigned. In December 1941 Older scored five aerial victories over Rangoon, Burma. Older became a double Ace with the AVG and later added eight more aerial victories. Older fought in Korea and when he retired became a judge who presided over the Charles Manson case.

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:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with opening front cover and P-40 artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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