This is a 1/48 Plastic P-40C Tomahawk Model Kit from Academy Plastics. It's for ages 10 and up.

The P-40C Tomahawk is an early model of the Curtiss Wright P-40 series. The first flight of the Tomahawk was on April 10, 1941. It was equipped with a new fuel supplying system and much more advanced radio equipment. Of the 16,802 P-40s, 1,705 of them were the "C" type. Currently, only one of these historical craft has been restored and is being kept in flight condition.

Academy P-40C TOMAHAWK Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #12280
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Length: 7-1/2" (19cm)
  • Width: 9-1/4" (23.5cm)
  • Height: 2-1/2" (6.3cm)
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"Solid Kit"
This is a solid kit with adequate detail and great fit. It doesn't have very many bells and whistles compared to other P-40 kits in regards to detail, but it's got enough to make it a joy to build. The pieces fit together well and very little post fit work needed to be done. I will probably buy this kit again.

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  • Plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in light grey..
  • The exterior of the craft is complete with fully engraved pane lines..
  • Sports a highly detailed cockpit interior..
  • Super detailed engine gives the craft a great sense of realism..
  • The craft is armed with machine guns that are carefully hidden in th forward-facing tip of each wing..
  • Carefully designed landing gear is an exact replica of the rea thing..
  • Detailed pictorial instructions guide you through assembly..


  • Scale: 1/48
  • Length: 7-1/2" (19cm)
  • Width: 9-1/4" (23.5cm)
  • Height: 2-1/2" (6.3cm)


One 1/48 Plastic P-40C Tomahawk Model Kit

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"Academy P-40 Tomahawk 1/48 scale"
A great model to build, everything fit perfectly with minor trimming. Easy to follow instructions and paint scheme. Enjoyed building this plane...finished product looks great...if you're into WWII aircraft, build this one.

"P-40C by Academy 1/48"
I purchased this kit in March of 2020, when I decided to start model building again. I built it in 2020 also so this is a late review. The model was packaged very well the parts were of excellent quality and the instructions were very clear. it went together quite well very little over flash to trim. The pros with this kit are quality, instructions are clear, and the price is very good. I have no cons for this model at all. it was the second model I have done in over 40 years. Over all I was very pleased with the result.

"p 40 c"
great kit ! academy has done it again. great panel lines no flash. one of the best tomahawk models I have seen in a long time .don't pass this one up


  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for Two Aircraft
  • 1: Curtiss Hawk 81-A2 (P-40C), Robert H. Neale, 1st PS, Jun 1942
  • 2: Cuetiss Hawk 81-A2 (P-40C), Charles Older, 3rd PS, May 1942
  • Airframe Colors
  • 1: Dark Green, Dark Earth, Sky Gray
  • 2: Dark Green, Dark Earth, Sky Gray
  • Detail Colors
  • Flat Black, Clear Blue, Semigloss Black, Brown, White


  • Keep small parts and sharp edges away from children..
  • Care should be taken when using tools and modeling knives..
  • Modeling paint should only be used by an adult in a well-ventilate area..

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