The Curtiss Tomahawk is a 1/9 scale, SAM qualified, flying model that uses the Box and Former method of construction. 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 free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size plan, building instructions, printed balsa wood, balsa stripwood, rubber motor, Peck propeller, nose package, clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear, and Easy Built Lite colored tissue. You will need a building board, pins, hobby knife, sandpaper, and glue.
Class: Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Experienced
PVHC Price: $44.34