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My entry for this GB. The P-40 Tomahawk IIb 'Ace of African Front' boxing from Academy.


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Review here at IMPS.


A bit of background: This build will depict AK402, GA-F, 112 Squadron. This aircraft was flown by Pilot Officer Neville Duke, based at Fort Maddelena in Libya, November 1941.

Neville Duke was one of the highest scoring Allied aces, with 27 kills by the war’s end. While flying AK402, Duke was shot down on Nov 30, 1941 by Otto Schulz of 4/JG27. He belly landed safely.


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Inside the box are three sprues of gray plastic, a clear one for the transparent canopy parts, the instructions and a decal sheet with four options.


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I'll use also AML's interior conversion, Ultracast early P-40 Seat with Sutton Harness, Ultracast Tubular Exhausts and Eduard's Canopy Mask.


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Now i've to await eagerly the D-day.


References used:


Osprey Aircraft of the Aces - Tomahawk and Kittyhawk Aces of the RAF and Commonwealth

Osprey Air Vanguard - Curtiss P-40 Long-nosed Tomahawks

Osprey Modelling - Modelling the P-40

Detail & Scale - P-40 Warhawk in Detail

Various web resources
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