Academy 1/72 P-40M/N Warhawk

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Notes from our tech department:
This is a 1/72 Curtiss P-40M/N Warhawk Plastic Model Kit from Academy.

The Curtiss P-40 was the only USAAF fighter available in quantity when the US
entered WWII in 1941. By that time, the aircraft was almost obsolete compared
to its adversaries, but soldiered on throughout the war as various improvements
were made in its design. The P-40M and N variants were the last production
models and were developed in an attempt to overcome some of the performance
deficencies of the aircraft. The P-40N in particular underwent a major program
of weight reduction, and as a result was the fastest and most agile of the P-40
series. The N-model also featured improved rear visibility through a
redesigned rear canopy. Both the M and N models served with the USAAF and its
allies in WWII: Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

FEATURES

Detailed 1/72nd scale kit for static display only.
59 parts in light grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines.
Detailed wheel wells and landing gear.
Optional canopies for M & N versions - may be posed open or closed.
Cockpit: features instrument panel, seat, control stick and floor
rear armour plate.
One drop tank and one bomb included.
Detailed nose radiator assembly and exhaust stacks are separate to
facilitate painting.

MARKING
OPTIONS: One decal sheet with markings for 3 aircraft:
1: P-40N, 48-5281, 74th Sqdn, Kwellin, China, 1944.
2: P-40N, A29-629/BU-B "Cleopatra III", LtCol GC Atherton, 80 Sqdn,
Royal Australian AF, New Guinea, 1945.
3: P-40M, FR?64/GA-M, 112 Sqdn RAF, Sicily, 1943.
Airframe Colors:
1: Overall Olive Drab with Neutral Grey undersides.
2: Overall RAAF Foliage Green w/Neutral Grey undersides &
White Tail.
3: Dk Earth/Middle Stone camouflage w/Azure Blue undersides.
Detail Colors:
Flat: Interior Green, Black, Yellow, Red, Blue, Khaki, Tan, Brown
Gloss: Silver.

INCLUDES

One 1/72 Curtiss P-40M/N Warhawk Plastic Aircraft Kit

REQUIREMENTS

Hobby Knife
Paint Brushes
Paint (See MARKING OPTIONS)
Sandpaper
Liquid Plastic Cement - for major components (Testors, TENAX 7R)
White Glue - for clear parts (Odourless CA or TENAX 7R)
Thick Plastic Cement - for detail parts (CA or Tube Type)
Nice-to-Have Tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter (see XURON),
and Airbrush.

SPECIFICATIONS

Scale: 1/72
Length: 5.20" (13.2cm)
Wingspan: 6.22" (15.8cm)

COMMENTS

Please keep this product out of reach of children younger than 3.
san 7/26/01
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