From our most popular kit series. This easy-building balsa airplane kit contains laser cut balsa parts, plastic cowls and canopies, decals, plastic prop, wheels, tissue, a generous supply of strip stock, accurate scale plans, and a 24-page model building booklet. Items required to build this model, but not included in this kit, are: white glue; Exacto knife; work board; straight pins; clear acrylic spray; and paint.
Wingspan: 16 1/2". Scale: 1:30. Age: 10+. Skill Level: Beginner. Build Time: 15+ Hours.
The P-40 earned undying fame as the "Flying Tiger" of World War II when flown by General Claire Chennault's Volunteer Group fighting the Japanese in China and Burma. It also saw much service in the Middle East where it was used by Britain's R.A.F. and nicknamed the Tomahawk and Kittyhawk. When World War II broke out, the P-40 was the only fighter available in quantity to the U.S.A.A.F., it being the first American single-seat plane to be manufactured in the U.S. on a mass production basis. By the end of the war, over 14,000 planes had been delivered to fighting theaters.
We are proud to be an authorized Guillow’s Dealer, producing quality balsa wood toy airplanes in the USA since 1926.