Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk 111 – 112 Sqn RAF, Edward Ross, Sicily 1/48
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Easy Model Platinum Collection 39312: Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk 111 serial FR509 of 112 Sqn RAF, as flown by Edward Ross, Sicily, 1943
Length 8.25 inches Wingspan 9.25 inches
112 Squadron Royal Air Force served in both the First World War and Second World War and was active for three periods during the Cold War. It is nicknamed “The Shark Squadron”, an allusion to the fact that it was the first unit from any Allied air force to use the famous “shark mouth” logo on Curtiss P-40s
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.
The Easy Model “Platinum Collection” range presents highy-affordable, ready-made plastic models of military aircraft. While these models may not have the same weighty feel as their diecast siblings, they do offer remarkable value for money. Most importantly, they look perfectly at home alongside diecast models, allowing collectors to add to their collection with types and paint-schemes not yet available in diecast.