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Carousel 1 6103 1/48 scale Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (British: Tomahawk IIB) of 250 Sqn, RAF, flown by Clive Caldwell, Libya, August 1941. Limited Edition of only 600 Pieces. PLEASE NOTE: There is reference to a diorama base on the box lid but this is not with the model.
Length 8.25 inches Wingspan 9.25 inches
Clive Caldwell joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1939 and by mid-1941 he found himself flying P-40 Tomahawks with 250 Squadron, RAF in the Western Desert. On August 29th, he was attacked by a pair of Bf 109Es close to Sidi Barrani. German Ace, Lt.Werner Schroer, was one of the attackers (his plane is also modeled in this series) and Caldwell was wounded as his aircraft was hit numerous times. Despite his wounds and the damage to his plane, Caldwell was able to turn the tables on his attackers and managed to shoot down Schroer’s wingman. Schroer immediately left the fight and Caldwell was able to make it back to his base at Sidi Haneish.
Designed to meet a USAAC requirement for a pursuit aircraft, the P-40 Warhawk was first flown on October 14th, 1938. This aircraft was tough, virtually trouble-free and saw continual improvements to arms, armor and engines. The P-40 served in numerous combat areas; often outclassed by its adversaries in speed, maneuverability and rate of climb, it earned a reputation for extreme ruggedness. Its strong construction, heavy firepower, and ability to dive enabled it to compete with enemy fighters, and it was a formidable ground-attack aircraft. P-40s were also flown by the famed Flying Tigers against the Japanese in China.
Carousel 1 diecast aircraft model features:
Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
Pad printed markings and placards that won’t fade or peel like decals.
Interchangeable extended/retracted metal landing gear with rotating wheels and rubber tyres.
Extremely detailed cockpit interiors with glazed instruments.
Detailed removable pilot figure.
Spinning metal propeller.
Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.