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1/48 scale Curtiss P-40E Warhawk Model Airplane
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1/48 Scale Hasegawa Model
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
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Lieutenant Robert H. Vaught -- 9th FS 49th FG, Australia, Summer 1942
Current Location: Private Collector


Whether it was the Tomahawk, Warhawk, or Kittyhawk, the Curtiss P-40, in all its many variations, was a successful and versatile fighter aircraft during the first half of World War II. When you look at a P-40, you cannot help but simply assume that this is a lethal machine and is best known for its snarling shark's teeth that were first painted on the nose by the Flying Tigers during WW II.

Unfortunately, the P-40 was nearly obsolete by the time World War II began. Its immediate predecessor, the P-36 (designed in the mid 1930’s) was well advanced for its day. It was a radial engine powered monoplane, boasting a stressed skin construction and retractable landing gear. However, it was the liquid cooled version that would prove to be successful for Curtiss when fighting against the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbor and the invasion of the Philippines in December 1941. The Flying Tigers also flew P-40’s over China in the early part of 1942.

This is a representation of the aircraft flown by Lieutenant Robert H. Vaught, a well know pilot who completed his career with a total of 5 air victories. I used Hasegawa’s 1/48 P-40E Warhawk model airplane to create this excellent looking replica.

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Model Airplane | Professionally built 1/48 scale Hasegawa model of a Curtiss P-40E Warhawk.
Scale Model Kit Photo 00 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Airplane Model Kit Image 01 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Plastic Scale Model Photo 02 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Scale Model Image 03 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Plastic Model Airplane Photo 04 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Scale Model Airplane Image 05 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Model Kit Photo 06 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Airplane Scale Model Image 07 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Scale Model Aircraft Photo 08 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Model Aircraft Kit Image 09 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Scale Model Kit Image 10 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Airplane Model Kit Photo 11 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Plastic Scale Model Image 12 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Scale Model Photo 13 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Plastic Model Airplane Image 14 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Scale Model Airplane Photo 15 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Model Kit Image 16 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Airplane Scale Model Photo 17 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Scale Model Aircraft Image 18 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Model Aircraft Kit Photo 19 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Scale Model Kit Photo 20 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Airplane Model Kit Image 21 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Plastic Scale Model Photo 22 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Scale Model Image 23 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Plastic Model Airplane Photo 24 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Scale Model Airplane Image 25 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Model Kit Photo 26 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Airplane Scale Model Image 27 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Scale Model Aircraft Photo 28 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Model Aircraft Kit Image 29 | 1/48 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk



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