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
 Academy Plastics # acy12280
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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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"Great Kit"
Just Finished Academy P-40C War Hawk Fun build all parts fit great, and the finished product is great looking. The Instructions was the only Problem It was just pictures with numbers to follow by, and there were extra parts that did not fit anywhere But It was still a great build. I would recommend this build

"p 40"
this is a great build !!, this was my first academy kit . and i must say it is well worth the money . great detail and the directions are easy to follow . pick up one or even 2 you will enjoy this build

"One of the best P-40C kits I've ever built"
This P-40C was a great one. With extra parts for an option to convert this kit to Academy's classic P-36 Hawk, this Warhawk has great fit, recessed panel lines, and much more to surprise the recipient of this Academy delight.


  • 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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