Curtiss‘Tomahawk’MK.II B Fighter-The...

    Curtiss‘Tomahawk’MK.II B Fighter-The British Commonwealth Air Forces

    BRONCO Plastic model kit for the construction of a British Curtiss‘Tomahawk’MK.II B Fighter aircraft of WW II, in 1/48 scale.

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    Plastic kit from BRONCO, for the assembly of a British airplane Curtiss ‘Tomahawk’ MK.II B Fighter-The British Commonwealth of WW II, on 1/48 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, clear parts, assembly instructions, P.E. parts and decals.

    In 1937, Curtis replaced one of its previously developed P36 fighters with Allison V-1710-19 liquid-cooled engines. The military project code for this aircraft was XP-40. The aircraft successfully flew for the first time in October of the following year and reached a high speed of 587 kilometers per hour. In April 1939, the P-40A ordered by the U.S. Army was put into production and the B and C models were successively improved in the following years. Among them, the P-40C type (also known as Hawk81 A-2) adds a self-sealing fuel tank to the B type, which effectively improves the overall protection of the fuel system. At the same time, a ground weapon rack was added. The weapons are two 12.7mm machine guns and four 7.62mm machine guns on the main wings. After the outbreak of WW II, the British government purchased a large number of military aircraft from the United States, including 930 P-40C. These aircraft were called "Tomahawk" MK.IIB and were assigned to the aviation unit of the Commonwealth Army. Due to the performance gap between the German BF-109 fighter jets, the British Commonwealth Army's "Tomahawks" are mostly used as fighter bombers. The 112th Fighter Squadron of the Royal Air Force was the first Allied unit to paint a shark mouth on the nose. With a total record of 28.5 aircraft (including 22 with the Tomahawk) under his command, Captain Cliff Cardwell became the leading trump card of the Allied Air Force in the North African theater. The seal of this set of products is his car.

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