Executive Series P-40E Warhawk 1/48 Scale Model
Introducing the ready-built P-40E Warhawk Desktop Model. This 1/48 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 7.5 inches and a length of 9.5 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
The P-40E Warhawk is the identical version of the P-40D. The only difference is the six wing-mounted machine guns. The P-40 aircraft series were Americas leading fighters as World War II began. The P-40 E was engaged in the battle against Japanese aircraft during the attack on Pearl Harbor and the incursion of the Philippines on December 1941. The Flying Tigers group used the P-40E as it fulfilled its missions in China in 1942. On the other hand, the Army Air Forces used the P-40E in North Africa in 1943.
As for the P-40E Warhawk, the general characteristics are as follows: Its primary function was being a fighter. Its span is 37 feet 4 inches, length is 31 feet 9 inches, height is 12 feet 4 inches and weight is 9,100 pounds loaded. For the service ceiling, it is 30,000 feet. Its maximum speed is 362 mph, cruising speed is 235 mph, and range is 850 miles. The P-40E armament had six 50-cal machine guns which are 700 pounds of bombs externally.
The P-40E Warhawk was used in copious combat areas specifically, Aleutian Islands, Italy, Middle East, Far East, Southwest Pacific and Russia. Despite being outclassed by its competitors on speed, the P-40E gained its reputation in battles for its great ruggedness. At the end of the P-40s series career, 2,320 P-40E were produced.
This collectible model P-40 Warhawk represents one of the early fighters with which U.S. forces faced the Japanese in World War II. Renowned as a tough aircraft and bearing one of the iconic paint schemes of the war, this 1/48-scale model P-40 Warhawk makes a great pilot gift or a present for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
Design work on the P-40 began in 1937, but numerous experimental versions were tested and refined before service deliveries began in September 1940. P-40s first saw wartime service with the British Commonwealth squadrons of the Desert Air Force in August 1941.
Unable to outperform the top Japanese and German fighters of the day, the Warhawks tough build and good diving performance made it an effective warfighter.
In 1941, the American Volunteer Group the Flying Tigers began combat operations in China against Japanese forces. In little more than six months, the Tigers shot down 229 Japanese aircraft and destroyed scores more on the ground.
The P-40 saw service worldwide in World War II before being replaced by more modern fighters.