HA5508 Hobbymaster P-40N Kittyhawk FX-835 “No Orchids”, 450 Sqn., RAAF, Vasto, Italy, early 1944

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
HA5508
P-40N Kittyhawk
FX-835 "No Orchids"
450 Sqn.
RAAF
Vasto
Italy
Early 1944

RRP £60.00

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA5508 P-40N Kittyhawk FX-835 “No Orchids”, 450 Sqn., RAAF, Vasto, Italy, early 1944. Buy online at Flying Tigers.

 

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk first flew in 1938 as a modification of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk. Warhawk was the official U.S. designation while the name Tomahawk was used by the British Commonwealth and Soviet forces for the P-40B and C and Kittyhawk for P-40Ds and later variants. The P-40 was first used by British squadrons in North Africa and the Middle East in 1941.  The P-40 lacked a two-speed supercharger making them inferior to German aircraft but was an adequate fighter in low altitude combat zones. Almost 12,000 P-40s were produced.

P-40N 43-23933 MSN 31872 was sent to the RAF as Kittyhawk IV FX835 OK-D and operated by the RAAF 450 Squadron. The aircraft was the first of at least 3 aircraft to wear the nose art “No Orchids”. In November 1944 FX835 OK-D was sent to 53 RSU for an overdue major overhaul. With FX835 gone FT881 was given OK-D and “No Orchids” art. In March 1945 OK-D and “No Orchids” was passed on to FX799 that was SOC March 28, 1946.

RRP £60.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: HA5508

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