1/72 Special Hobby P-40N
I just finished this one earlier today. 1/72 Special Hobby P-40N painted with MRP paints. The only things added were the gunsight bead from master and Eduard steel seatbelts. The markings are from DK decals and represent a P-40N from the 418th NFS operating in the Philippines. The 418th NFS at the time was operational with P-61's.
From the 418th NFS History:
"There was an expectation of long night intruder missions starting in the near future. Some of these missions might start at dusk or be completed at dawn, when there was vulnerability from Japanese day fighters. A day fighter pilot was brought in from a nearby unit to give our night fighter pilots a quick course in day fighter tactics, requiring an element of two aircraft to provide mutual protection. Our CO, Capt. WILLIAM B. SELLERS, found a P-40 somewhere and delighted in“jumping” us without warning while we were up on routine local daytime flights to see how many evasive mistakes we might make. This quickly demonstrated the difficulty of shaking an attacker when one doesn’t have a wingman close by."
The aircraft was nicknamed after Captain Sellers Young son "Rusty"
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