P-61B Black Widow
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow was the first operational U.S. military aircraft designed specifically for night interception of aircraft, and was the first aircraft specifically designed to use radar. Development began in 1940 with the first test flight occurring in May of 1942. The Army used the P-70 Havoc and Beaufighter to fight with the Japanese until the first 45 P-61 Black Widows were in active service beginning in October of 1943.
With the advent of a more advanced airborne intercept radar, the SCR-720C, the P-61s of the Army were modified for its use. The new Black Widow with the SCR-720C installed was designated the P-61B. The type B lengthened the nose section and reintroduced the dorsal turret on the later production models.
- Fuselage molded with authentic details
- Finely detailed engine
- Finely detailed engine accessory compartment
- Fully detailed cockpit
- Newly tooled wings
- Optional position flaps
- Photo-etched parts for interior details
Markings and paint schemes for 2 aircraft:
- P-61B 547th NFS Lingayen, Philippines, Lt. Arthur Bourque "Lady in the Dark"
- P-61B 6th NFS, Capt. Ernest Thomas March 1945 "Sleepy Time Gal II"