The USS Iowa ( BB-61) was decommissioned in Mar 1949, but the war in Korea brought her back into service in Aug 1951 where she was the flagship of the Seventh Fleet under Vice Admiral Robert Briscoe. Her 16 inch guns regularly bombarded North [...]
Robert Neale's plane. Used Ultracast seat, prop/spinner and Master gun barrels.
Just of my table is this P-40N Lulu Belle, driven by 2nd Lt Philip Adair. 2Lt Adair would make a name for himself by single handily attacking a flight of 24 Sally bombers escorted by 34 Oscar fighters. He bagged an Oscar, damaged 2 others along[...]
Mentioned in my Mosquito build the other day that a Kittyhawk build was following-on, and here t'is !
The 1:48 AMT /Ertl kit came out around twenty years ago and was 'top of the tree' for a couple of years before Hasegawa came along and peed al[...]
The P-40E-1 was produced for service with the RAF under Lend-Lease, where it was known as the Kittyhawk. The aircraft served primarily in the Middle East and Far East, where it was the first fighter equipment for the RAAF.
As the Japanese advan[...]
Well, good people keep trying to drag me from the dark side to the light..... and I always resist. Except for this time- A good kop (whose favorite A/C is the P-40) dared/cajoled me into doing a Kittyhawk. Credit for inspiration also goes to [...]
1/72 Academy, my third Kittyhawk so far, I modified a few things, finished in Polly Scale acrylics and MM enamels with Matt Cote over Tally Ho decals, this aircraft was flown by Sqn Ldr Stan Galton.
1/72 Academy, the second of my Kittyhawks so far, I modified a few things, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Tamiya X22, + X21 over Aussie and Badger decals. Flown by Flt Lt Les Jackson DFC and Bar with 5 victories.
1/72 Hasegawa, the first of my three kittyhawks so far, I fitted some brass tube and wire to the propeller, finished in MM enamels with MM 10000 and 30000 acrylics over Aussie decals, flown by Flt Sgt D A Smyth.
Here's another selection of the color schemes carried by the Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk/Warhawk during its extensive service career. All artwork has been kindly contributed by Mr Rick Kent.
In 1939, Curtiss-Writght went about developing a fighter t[...]