The Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik, like the T-34 tank, was one of the pivotal weapons in the Soviet arsenal during World War II that blunted the advances of the Wehrmacht and subsequently pushed them all the way back to Berlin. The prototype was designed as a two-place all-metal attack aircraft, but it would enter production as a single seat aircraft with wooden wings and tail section. While the aircraft was able to press attacks into enemy columns, its lack of maneuverability and rear gunner made it easy prey for the Luftwaffe air defenders.
Academy 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-6/G-2 "JG 27"
The P-40C Tomahawk is an early model of the Curtiss Wright P-40 series. The first flight of the Tomahawk was on April 10, 1941. It was equipped with a new fuel supplying system and much more advanced radio equipment. Of the 16,802 P-40s, 1,705 of them were the C type. Currently, only one of these historical craft has been restored and is being kept in flight condition.
Includes a highly deatiled cockpit, fully engraved panel lines and two marking options:
1. Curtiss Hawk 81-A2 (P-40C), Robert H. Neale, 1st PS, Jun 1942
2. Curtiss Hawk 81-A2 (P-40C), Charles Older, 3rd PS, May 1942
Length - 7-1/2 (19cm)
Width - 9-1/4 (23.5cm)
Height - 2-1/2 (6.3cm)