Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series HA9204 Curtiss Hawk 81A-2 White 68, Ft Ldr Charles Older, AVG 3rd PS, Burma May 1942. 1/48 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 9.25" Wingspan, 8.25" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an all metal, single-engine, single-seat fighter and ground-attack aircraft that made its maiden flight in 1938. Since the P-40 was a modified P-36 Hawk it was developed quickly and entered service in record time. The USAAF referred to the aircraft as the Warhawk while the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union called the B and C variants Tomahawk while the D and later variants were called Kittyhawk. By the end of production in 1944 approximately 18,000 aircraft were manufactured.
In 1940 Charles (Chuck) Older was assigned to VMF-1. In July 1941 he resigned the Marines and joined the AVG. The 3 AVG squadrons were ˘Adam and Eve÷, ˘Panda Bear÷ and ˘HellĂs Angels÷ to which Older was assigned. In December 1941 Older scored 5 victories over Rangoon, Burma. Older became a double Ace with the AVG and later added 8 more victories. Older fought in Korea and when he retired became a judge who presided over the Charles Manson case.
|Stock Status:||IN STOCK|
|Size:||9.25" Wingspan & 8.25" Long|
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