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P-40B Warhawk 2nd Lt. George Welch, 47th PS, 15th PG, Oahu, 1941 

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Hobby Master 1:48 HA9201
P-40B Warhawk 2nd Lt. George Welch, 47th PS, 15th PG, Oahu, 1941
Scale:
1:48
Length:
8.25"
Width:
9.25"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
HM-HA9201
Period:
World War II


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Historical Note:

On December 7, 1941 during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor 2nd Lt. George Welch and 2nd Lt. Kenneth Taylor raced back to the airfield and managed to get their P-40s airborne against overwhelming odds. The P-40s were armed only with 30 calibre wing guns and when that ran out they returned to refuel and rearm with 50 calibre ammunition and renewed their airborne efforts. 2nd Lt. Welch scored 4 victories while 2nd Lt. Taylor scored at least 2 victories. They both received the DSC.

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,[4] all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York. P-40 Warhawk was the name the United States Army Air Corps and after June 1941, USAAF-adopted name for all models, making it the official name in the U.S. for all P-40s. The British Commonwealth and Soviet air forces used the name Tomahawk for models equivalent to the P-40B and P-40C, and the name Kittyhawk for models equivalent to the P-40D and all later variants.

Info: Curtiss P-40B Warhawk Diecast Model USAAF 15th PG, 47th PS, White 160, George Welch, Wheeler Field, Pearl Harbor, HI, December 7th 1941


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  1. An excellent P-40B 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jun 2019

    The 1/48 scale P-40B is a great addition to the Hobby Master roster.
    Aiken did an excellent job packing the model. It is nice to have a P-40 without any shark mouth or skull head on the front air intake.