An all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft, the P-40 Warhawk was first seen in October of 1938. Only the P-51 Mustang and the P-47 Thunderbolt saw a greater production run, and the P-40 (Curtiss Model 81A) remained on front line service with nearly every Allied military through the end of World War II. As the aircraft's high altitude performance could not match the premium Luftwaffe fighters, it instead played a significant role in North Africa and the Pacific.
A 1/48 scale replica of an AVG-flown H-81A-2 Warhawk, this kit features engraved surfaces, a moveable segmented canopy, a detailed cockpit, a realistic chin intake, separate trailing edge flaps, detailed wheel bays and undercarriage, a single-piece propeller, paired exhaust stacks, wing and cowling machine guns, photo-etched parts, and authentic markings for three different aircraft (R.T. Smith of 3rd PS, Charles Bond of 1st PS, and Jack Kuren Newkirk of 2nd PS). Assembly required. Skill level 3. Measures approximately 8" long with a 9¼" wingspan.