Hasegawa 1/48 49th FG P-40N
P-40’s being my fave airplane, the 49th being my fave group, a perfect combo. I always had large interest in the 49th’s activities, which covered a lot of War and a lot of square miles. They flew the P-40 in various marks for a long time and were damn good with them. As a bonus their aircraft featured a variety of noseart and models of them are a canvas for weathering skills, most of the service being seen in the hellholes of New Guinea.
Here I present one of these,a P-40N used by 9 victory 49th ace Bob White. It was the 3rd P-40 to be KC Kiddie. The Hasegawa kit has these decals within and they work well. White’s P-40 ended up going to the 71st Tactical Recon Group when the 49th went to all P-38’s and beaten up some more. A 71TRG pilot was the last P-40 pilot to score a kill in the Pacific theatre in January 1945.
The Hasegawa 48th P-40’s have become the standard and look great when all the sanding and filing is done. Tru Details wheels enhance it a bit, also etched seat harnesses. Figured I would give the new format a try here goes…
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