HA5509 Hobbymaster P-40N “Black Magic” HU-E, 78 Sqn., RAAF, Morotai, early 1945

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
HA5509
P-40N Kittyhawk
"Black Magic" HU-E
78 Sqn.
RAAF
Morotai
Early 1945

RRP £77.00

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA5509 P-40N “Black Magic” HU-E, 78 Sqn., RAAF, Morotai, early 1945. 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 Kittyhawk c/n 9150M serial 43-23639 was delivered to the RAF and at first became FX760 GAT and later GA? and piloted by Fl/Lt Edward Ross who had the ? added. The aircraft was shot down by flak on August 21, 1944. The aircraft on display at the RAF Museum Hendon isn’t the original GA?, it is a composite of several aircraft that have been assembled to make one P-40N and painted to represent GA?. The fuselage is from P-40N 42-106101 built for the RAAF with serial A29-556.

RRP £77.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: HA5509

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