Curtis P-40 Warhawk "Flying Tigers" 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by War Master
War Master 1:72 Scale Diecast Metal - Curtis P-40 Warhawk "Flying Tigers" – Length: 6" Wingspan: 6.25”
The Warhawk model is single seat plane. The cockpit is glue shut. It has no pilot/crew figures included. The landing gear is optional and can be attached or omitted to display the model in in-flight configuration. The covers for the wheel wells are included. A display stand is included.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The maker of this model, War Master, did a good job with this model, specifically the color scheme and the markings are very crisp and clear. The panel lines and hatches are very nicely done (engraved). If you look carefully at the photos you will notice that the paint job has some weathering details, there are darker lines simulating wear/oil leakage along some panel lines to some very nice effect.
The box measures at 7 inches by 7 inches by 2 inches.
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metalfighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all atCurtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.