Born as an evolution of its predecessor, the Curtiss P-36 with radial engine, the Curtiss P-40 has become one of the most famous and used aircraft of the Second World War. Between 1941 and 1944 he also played a fundamental role, both as a fighter from air superiority and as a fighter-bomber, in numerous theaters operating from North Africa to Italy, from China to the South Pacific. Characterized by a very robust and reliable aerodynamic structure, the Curtiss P-40 was equipped with an Allison V-12 engine capable of delivering over 1,150 Horses and able to reach the aircraft's speed of 580 Km / h. In particular, the P-40E, combined with the robust structure a firepower of all respect for the time. Also known among the Commonwealth troops under the name of Kittyhawk Mk I, the P-40E was armed with 6 M2 12.7 mm browning machine guns. installed in the wings. Often characterized by original liveries and strong visual impact, it was also used as a fighter-bomber thanks to its operational flexibility and the possibility of carrying nearly 900 kg of bombs.


SKU ITA-02795
Brand Italeri
Scale 1/48
Material Plastic

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