P40M/N Warhawk Fighter

This is a 1/72 Curtiss P-40M/N Warhawk Plastic Model Kit from Academy.

The Curtiss P-40 was the only USAAF fighter available in quantity when the US entered WWII in 1941. By that time, the aircraft was almost obsolete compared to its adversaries, but soldiered on throughout the war as various improvements were made in its design. The P-40M and N variants were the last production models and were developed in an attempt to overcome some of the performance deficencies of the aircraft. The P-40N in particular underwent a major program of weight reduction, and as a result was the fastest and most agile of the P-40 series. The N-model also featured improved rear visibility through a redesigned rear canopy. Both the M and N models served with the USAAF and its allies in WWII: Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Academy P40M/N Warhawk Fighter Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #12465
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Features :
  • Detailed 1/72nd scale kit for static display only..
  • 59 parts in light grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines..
  • Detailed wheel wells and landing gear..
  • Optional canopies for M & N versions - may be posed open or closed..
  • Cockpit: features instrument panel, seat, control stick and floo rear armour plate..
  • One drop tank and one bomb included..
  • Detailed nose radiator assembly and exhaust stacks are separate t facilitate painting..
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Spotlight Review

 
"Standard Academy"
rlsundquist
First of all, the picture on this page is wrong. That's clearly an F-16, not a Warhawk. I had already built a version of this kit -- Academy's P-40E with RAAF markings -- and was pleased to find the same basic sprues in this box. The P-40M's longer fuselage is included, along with the pieces to make the cut-down section behind the cockpit that two of this kit's versions call for. The level of detail is quite high for a 1/72 kit, including an instrument panel, wheel wells, exhausts, and so on. Despite all the small parts and detail everything fits together very well, as if it was a snap-tite kit rather than a finely-molded model. The only problems with this kit -- as with other Academy aeroplanes -- comes at the very end, with the decals. They are rather thick and difficult to work with. I chose the 112 Squadron RAF option, and had a tough time getting the sharkmouth to fit snugly around the aircraft's chin. It didn't seem to want to go on in the correct position indicated by the instructions. Part of this might be simple carelessness on my part, of course, but it's a consistent problem with Academy decals that I haven't faced with other makers. In conclusion it's a well-made kit, and produces a very solid and satisfying P-40.

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Features

  • Detailed 1/72nd scale kit for static display only..
  • 59 parts in light grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines..
  • Detailed wheel wells and landing gear..
  • Optional canopies for M & N versions - may be posed open or closed..
  • Cockpit: features instrument panel, seat, control stick and floo rear armour plate..
  • One drop tank and one bomb included..
  • Detailed nose radiator assembly and exhaust stacks are separate t facilitate painting..

Specs

  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 5.20" (13.2cm)
  • Wingspan: 6.22" (15.8cm)

Includes

One 1/72 Curtiss P-40M/N Warhawk Plastic Aircraft Kit


Requirements & Suggestions

  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint (See MARKING OPTIONS)
  • Sandpaper
  • Liquid Plastic Cement - for major components (Testors, TENAX 7R)
  • White Glue - for clear parts (Odourless CA or TENAX 7R)
  • Thick Plastic Cement - for detail parts (CA or Tube Type)
  • Nice-to-Have Tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter (see XURON), and Airbrush.
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Markings

  • One decal sheet with markings for 3 aircraft
  • 1: P-40N, 48-5281, 74th Sqdn, Kwellin, China, 1944.
  • 2: P-40N, A29-629/BU-B "Cleopatra III", LtCol GC Atherton, 80 Sqdn, Royal Australian AF, New Guinea, 1945.
  • 3: P-40M, FR?64/GA-M, 112 Sqdn RAF, Sicily, 1943.
  • Airframe Colors
  • 1: Overall Olive Drab with Neutral Grey undersides.
  • 2: Overall RAAF Foliage Green w/Neutral Grey undersides & White Tail.
  • 3: Dk Earth/Middle Stone camouflage w/Azure Blue undersides.
  • Detail Colors: Flat: Interior Green, Black, Yellow, Red, Blue, Khaki, Tan, Brown Gloss: Silver.

Comments

Please keep this product out of reach of children younger than 3..

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