Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA5506 Curtiss P-40N "Gloria Lyons" NZ3220, No.4 Servicing Unit, RNZAF, late 1944. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.25" Wingspan & 5.5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter 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 of World War II, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York. Primary Role: Fighter Aircraft.
“Gloria Lyons” adorned four different New Zealand Air Force aircraft. The first three were P-40 Kittyhawks and the fourth was an F4U-1A. Gloria Lyons was a nineteen year old New Zealand girl with tuberculosis and pen pals with members of the No. 4 Servicing Unit in the Solomon Islands. The unit decided to make her their mascot and added her name to the engine cowling. The first two P-40s as well as the F4U-1A were destroyed but the third P-40N, NZ3220 survived the war. The real Gloria Lyons overcame her tuberculosis.
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|Size:||6.25" Wingspan & 5.5" Long|
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