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Captured Hawk, P-36/ H75 in the Luftwaffe. Monogram 1/72.

June 8, 2021 · in Aviation · · 15 · 1.8K

This represents one of the dozen or so H 75's that were captured by Germans, which sold many to the Finns. I think that the kit is still the best representation of the in . Thanks go to Tom Bebout for supplying the kit.

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  1. Ummmm... actually, the captured H75s were sold to the Finns. (Obviously a typo on your part, right? Right.)

    Nice work on this old warhorse.

  2. Right, tanks, I mean thanks.

  3. Nice work, Robert. The P-36 sure showed up in a lot of unlikely places.

    • Yeah @j-healy, the airplane flew on both sides, and the only complaint I ever heard about it from a pilot was the Finnish H75 top ace, who said it wasn't fast enough. Steve Hinton, who has now flown every example of both the P-40 and P-36/H75 says the P-36/H75 is the "nicest flying high-powered" airplane he's ever flown. When the RAF's A&AEE got French H75s to test in 1940, they found the airplane was more maneuverable than a Spitfire. Just not as fast.

  4. Nice build Robert, these P-36's/H-75's did get around. And yes to Monogram setting the standard on how this plane should look like in 1/72 scale.

  5. Nice looking Hawk, Robert.
    Nice to see some outdoor sunny photos, great natural light.

  6. Very nice build, Robert.
    It looks much bigger than a 1/72.

  7. Nice Hawk, Robert!

  8. Nice job Robert - always great to see a member of the Hawk family!

  9. Very nice work Robert!

  10. Super cool Robert. Those rare planes are “ it” and tell a good story

  11. Looks great! I think I have one of these - need to get motivated to bring it to life...

  12. Well done .Robert,nice to see the old girl finished. Hopefully your MOJO is back.

  13. Nicely done Robert.

  14. Great job. You're right about the Monogram kit, it was one of their best in 72 scale.

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