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1/48 - Curtiss-Wright P-40C Hawk 81-A2 / Tomahawk Mk.IIB by Bronco Models - released - new boxing AVG aces

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Bronco Models is to release in April 2016 a 1/48th Curtiss-Wright P-40C Hawk 81-A2 AVG "Flying Tigers" kit - Ref.FB4006

Sources:

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2016/03/bronco-models-five-featured-new-kits.html#more

http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=22028

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That will cause a flutter over on Hyperscale.

And no doubt red lines will start appearing on photographs all over the place in no time at all.....

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Not knowing much about Bronco will it be significantly better than the new Airfix is likely to be?

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Not knowing much about Bronco will it be significantly better than the new Airfix is likely to be?

Well this kit looks more detailed than the Airfix kit, but my money is on the Airfix one being more accurate, but we shall see soon.

Edited by Tbolt

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I'm building a bronco Staghound in 1/48 and it's a beautiful kit, albeit a little complicated (lots of tiny parts) . The fit and moulding are as good as anything Tamiya have done

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I'm building a bronco Staghound in 1/48 and it's a beautiful kit, albeit a little complicated (lots of tiny parts) . The fit and moulding are as good as anything Tamiya have done

Good to know. Looking forward to this one. :)

Edited by Mike Esposito

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Curtiss P-40C (Hawk 81-A2) Fighter AVG "Flying Tigers" for June US release!

Kit 04006
MSRP - $49.99USD

In 1937 Curtiss put an Allison V-1710-19 liquid cooled engine into a p36 fighter. The plane was the military project code XP-40. The aircraft first flew successfully in October of the following year and reached a maximum speed of 587 km. In April 1939, the U.S. Army ordered the P-40A to start production and type B and C followed over the years. The P-40C (Hawk81 A-2) improved the self sealing fuel tank from type B, effectively improving the comprehensive protection of the fuel system. At the same time it also increased the Ground Weapons. Two weapons including a 12.7 mm machine gun and 4 wing was on a 7.62 mm gun. After the outbreak of World War II, the British government purchased a large number of military aircraft from the United States, including 930 P-40C, called the Tomahawk MK.IIB. The United States Army Air force was also equipped with 193 P-40C aircraft. In early 1941 the Chinese Air Force purchased 100 aircraft from the British production of the Tomahawk MK.IIB, and all equipped the American Volunteer Group, known as the "Flying Tigers".

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Great to know. Any information on the actual model itself please?

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Not y

Any information on the actual model itself please?

Nothing yet but I have already placed a preorder. It would be nice to compare it to Airfix's upcoming release.

Regards,

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Open topic

Thanks Vince, I didn't scan that far back before posting. Anyway, since the majority of Bronco's are armor related, and I had a relationship with them when I wrote AFV reviews, I will try to (again) try to get an early production kit. I may post photos and see it get ripped apart.

I also plan to buy the Airfix kit.

Regards,

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It has the same ridiculously shallow cockpit as the Trumpeter kits. I'm waiting for the Airfix kit.

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This looks to be based on the Trumpeter kit. It has the same absurdly shallow cockpit and the front end is lower than it should be. I strongly advise waiting for the Airfix.

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Hi everyone

Where the ridiculous assumption that the cockpit is "shallow" and must sit on a "wing top" [!] is originated from?

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Hi everyone

Where the ridiculous assumption that the cockpit is "shallow" and must sit on a "wing top" [!] is originated from?

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I'm not sure what those photo's are trying to show, but the floor of the cockpit is basically the top of the wing in the real aircraft - there's no assumption about it (or anything "ridiculous".).

The CAD and the photo's of the sprues show the kit to be like the Trumpeter one where the cockpit floor is a lot higher up than the top of the wing.

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