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Remembered as the "best second choice" the P-40 was a sturdy and durable monoplane fighter. It was the first American single-seat fighter to be mass produced. Known also as the Kitty Hawk, it was introduced in 1938 at a time when it was sorely needed. Those diverted to the Royal Air Force were known as Tomahawks. Used early in WWII by the British and US, the P-40 was inadequate against the German Bf 109 but it was all that was available at the time. They were also used widely against the Japanese starting in 1942. The most famous of these were a volunteer group known as the US Flying Tigers who flew on behalf of China against the Japanese.
This kit is a 1:9 scale flying model. Not only is this a great rubber powered aircraft, this jumbo model is also very popular for conversion to electric or gas powered flight. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size rolled plan, printed balsa and hand picked balsa stripwood, clear plastic for the windshield, vacuum-molded spinner, wheels, landing gear wire, 12" EB propeller, EBM thrust bearing, FAI SuperSport rubber motor, and Easy Built Lite tissue in olive, light sky blue, and evergreen. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
The spinner for the Tomahawk is made from crystal clear light weight PETG plastic.item B339 Price: $4.95
Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 25% off individually priced items!item B329 Price: $79.95
Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 25% off individually priced items!item B332 Price: $66.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 30% off individually priced items!item B330 Price: $45.99
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 23% off individually priced items!item B331 Price: $34.95
"Here are a few pictures of the completed P40 I built from your kit. It is electric powered with a power 15 and has a Spectrum radio for control. I enjoyed building your kit very much and it lends itself well to being converted." - Martin Wladyka See the construction photos of this beautiful electric rc conversion.
"Here are some pictures of my latest build. It is a full house control layout, and is powered by Magnum 15. Balsa does fly better!" - Henry Forbes
"I built and flew your Curtiss Tomahawk. I have electrified it to fly with a brushless Rimfire 28mm motor and 1250mHa lipo." - Jeff Kingston
"Here is a photo of one of your 50" Curtis P-40 kits we just finished. We are hoping to fly it in the Flying Aces Club Giant scale and SAM scale events. We made the wings removable and added a 17" wooden propeller to qualify for the SAM events. This one was a real challenge and it took 85 different pieces of Jap tissue on the fuselage to make all the compound curves." - Mark Troutman