Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5504
Curtiss P-40N "Rita/Orchid 13" 2105202,
Capt. Robert DeHaven,
7th FS, 49th FG, August 1943
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The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk first flew in 1938 as a modification of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk.
Warhawk was the official U.S. designation while the name Tomahawk was used by the
British Commonwealth and Soviet forces for the P-40B and C and Kittyhawk for P-40Ds
and later variants. The P-40 was first used by British squadrons in North Africa and the
Middle East in 1941.  The P-40 lacked a two-speed supercharger making them inferior
to German aircraft but was an adequate fighter in low altitude combat zones. Almost
12,000 P-40s were produced.


Robert DeHaven scored his first victory on July 14, 1943 and by December 10th of that
year had attained an Ace status. DeHaven was like most pilots in that he too had art
work applied on the aircraft. On the lower left cowling there was a white and purple
orchid while the name Rita was applied in white script on the lower right cowling.
DeHaven flew 3 P-40Ns and would end the war in the Pacific with 10 P-40 victories and
4 P-38 victories that re-equipped the squadron between July and September 1944.
True 1/72 scale.

Professionally painted.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.

Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.

Optional armament provided.

Canopy can be displayed open or closed.

Pilot figure included.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
AIRCRAFT TYPE
P-40E
P-40F
P-40N
       
CREW
CREW
CREW
CREW
 
1
1
1
       
POWERPLANT
POWERPLANT
POWERPLANT
POWERPLANT
 
1 x Allison V-1710-39
/ 1,150 hp   (860 kW)
1 x Packard V-1650-1
/ 1,300 hp
1 x Allison V-1710-81 /
1,200 hp  (895 kW)
later series P-40N-40
V-1710-115 / 1,360 hp  
(1,015 kW)
       
DIMENSIONS
DIMENSIONS
DIMENSIONS
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
31 ft 8 in   (9.55 m)
31 ft 2 in   (9.5 m)
P-40F-5-CU onward
33 ft 4 in  (10.15 m)
33 ft 4 in   (10.16 m)
WINGSPAN
37 ft 4 in  (11.37 m)
37 ft 4 in  (11.37 m)
37 ft 4 in  (11.37 m)
HEIGHT
12 ft 4 in   (3.76 m)
12 ft 4 in   (3.76 m)
12 ft 4 in   (3.76 m)
 
 
 
 
WEIGHT
WEIGHT
WEIGHT
WEIGHT
EMPTY
6,350 lb   (2,880 kg)
6,590 lb   (2,990 kg)
6,405 lb   (2,905 kg)
MAXIMUM TAKE OFF
8,810 lb   (4,000 kg)
9,350 lb   (4,238 kg)
8,860 lb   (4,020 kg)
 
 
 
 
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE
MAXIMUM SPEED
360 mph   (580 kph)
364 mph @ 20,000
ft   (585 kph)
378 mph @ 16,400 ft /
(608 kph)  (5,000 m)
CRUISING SPEED
270 mph   (435 kph)
 
280 mph   (455 kph)
RANGE
650 mi   (1,050 km)
700 - 1,500 mi with
1,415 IMP gallon
drop tank   (1,125 -
2,400 km)
745 mi   (1,200 km)
SERVICE CEILING
29,000 ft   (8,840 m)
34,400 ft   (10,500 m)
31,000 ft   (9.450 m)
RoC
2,100 ft/min   (10.7
m/sec)
1,725 ft/min   (8.8
m/sec)
2,240 f/min   (11.4 m/sec)
 
 
 
 
ARMAMENT
ARMAMENT
ARMAMENT
ARMAMENT
 
6 x .50 cal   (12.7
mm) Browning M2
machine guns / 281
rounds per gun. Up to
1,500 lb   (680 kg) of
bombs on 3
hardpoints
4 or 6 .50 cal   (12.7
mm) Browning M2
machine guns /
240-312 rounds per
gun. 2 x 500 lb   (227
kg) bombs
4 x .50 cal   (12.7 mm)
Browning M2 machine
guns and up to 1,500 lb  
(680 kg) of bombs on 3
hardpoints