A multi-purpose model designed to be built as a magnificent static display or as a rubber band powered flyer. (Rubber band motor and special prop included.) May also be converted to gas power for free flight or U-Control. (Vinyl fire wall, tip guide, bell crank base and control handle are included, as well as rod wire, bell crank elevator horn, hinge material, flying lines, and stock for all balsa elevators.) The ultimate in scale design and construction. From the extra special instruction sheets and plans to the laser cut balsa parts sheets, this balsa wood airplane kit truly represents the last word for those seeking the ultimate in value, quality and completeness. The kit features a complete set of beautiful decals, scale plastic wheels, plastic nose cowl, spinner, gun troughs, exhaust and air scoops. Has a bubble canopy with windows clearly defined. Plastic props for flight or display are provided. Kit includes generous supplies of tissue covering, balancing clay, re-enforced wire, vinyl landing gear, strip balsa and balsa stock. Made in the USA.
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.