RAF P-40 MK.1 "SHARK" 112 SQD FRANKLIN MINT MIB 1:48 NR

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Curtiss P-40D Kittyhawk Mk.1

RAF 112 "Shark" Squadron

AK772 ~ Y-GA

Pilot: Henry G. Burney

RAAF World WarII Ace with 5 Combat Victories

Wingspan: 9.25 inches (23.5 cm) ~ Length: 7.75 inches (19.7 cm)

1:48 Scale

Condition: Plane is mint in Box. Box is mint. Comes with certificate of Authenticity.

Franklin Mint Model # B11B625

The History Behind the Plane

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. It was used by the air forces of 28 nations, including those of most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in front line service until the end of the war. By November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built.

The RAF used the name Kittyhawk for models equivalent to the P-40D and all later variants. P-40s first saw combat with the British Commonwealth squadrons of the Desert Air Force (DAF) in the Middle East and North African campaigns, during June 1941. The Royal Air Force's No. 112 Squadron was among the first to operate Tomahawks, in North Africa, and the unit was the first to feature the "shark mouth" logo, copying similar markings on some Luftwaffe
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