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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Britain's most pressing need was for aircraft and in 1940, the British Purchasing Commission approached US aircraft manufacturer North American Aviation, to produce license-built Curtiss P-40 fighters for the RAF. Slightly indignant at the prospect, North American officials proposed to build a totally new aircraft for the Royal Air Force, which would be superior to the P-40 and more suitable for their needs. So impressive was their pitch, the British agreed to their proposal and signed a contract for the new aircraft. Unfortunately, time was very much against the North American design team, as Britain desperately needed aircraft without delay. Work on the new project began immediately.
Includes markings for:
- "Little Indian", 2nd Air Commando Group, 10th Air Force, USAAF, Kalaikunda, India 1945
- 44-15152 "Jersey Jerk", flown by Cpt. Donald Strait, 361st Fighter Squadron, 356th FG, USAAF, RAF Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, England 1945