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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series US35213
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk Diecast Model
USAAF 49th FG, 9th FS, "Texas Longhorn", John Landers, Port Moresby, New Guinea, December 1942

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1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk   5.5"   6.25"

"Whispering John" Landers claimed four kills with the P-40 during the 49th FG's epic defense of Darwin in northern Australia in mid-1942. He "made ace" in this aircraft which was assigned to his senior flight leader, Capt. "Bitchin" Ben Irvin) on December 26, 1942, when he downed two of six Ki-43 "Oscar" fighters. Landers had to bail out of the P-40 moments later when his fighter was shot up by the remaining Oscars." After completing his combat tour in the Pacific, Landers went on to achieve greater fame as the commander of several Eighth Air Force fighter groups. He finished he war with 14.5 confirmed aerial and 20 strafing victories.

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk

Designed to meet a USAAC requirement for a pursuit aircraft, the P-40 Warhawk was first flown on October 14th, 1938. This aircraft was tough, virtually trouble-free and saw continual improvements to arms, armor and engines. The P-40 served in numerous combat areas; often outclassed by its adversaries in speed, maneuverability and rate of climb, it earned a reputation for extreme ruggedness. Its strong construction, heavy firepower, and ability to dive enabled it to compete with enemy fighters, and it was a formidable ground-attack aircraft. P-40s were also flown by the famed Flying Tigers against the Japanese in China.

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Corgi's 1:72 scale P-40 Warhawk series includes a wide selection of E and F variants. The landing gear and gear doors on each model are constructed as complete subassemblies for quick installation, with detail of the wing's construction visible inside the wheel wells on most models (see photos). Releases may also feature a center mounted fuel tank or bomb below the fuselage and a delicate photo-etched metal target sight in front of the canopy (see photos). The E variant includes a carburetor scoop on top of the engine cowling and pairs of exhaust nozzles on either side. The F variant is correctly modeled with an upgraded engine that features a slightly-forward radiator scoop, absent carburetor scoop and different exhaust stacks.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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