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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2) A00090D
Northrop P-61B Black Widow Diecast Model
USAAF 548th NFS, Cooper's Snooper #42-39454, George Cooper, Iwo Jima, Spring 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Northrop P-61B Black Widow   8.25"   11"

A menacing nightfighter, the P-61 Black Widow was introduced by Northrop in 1944. It was one of the era’s most modern aircraft, and the first ever speciically designed to use radar. Though it first saw combat duty in Europe, the Black Widow had its greatest success helping the Allies secure victory against the Japanese the following year. Among the units receiving the new twin-engine warbird was the 548th Night Fighter Squadron, an oufit responsible for interceptor coverage during B-29 bombing campaigns over Japan. It was also the squadron credited with the nal aerial victory of the war, taking down a Nakajima Ki-44 on August 14, 1945.

Northrop P-61B Black Widow

The heavily-armed Black Widow—the United States' first aircraft specifically designed as a night-fighter—first flew on May 21st, 1942. The P-61 had four forward-firing 20mm cannons and a dorsal turret housing four .50-caliber machine guns. The radar equipment in its nose enabled its crew to locate and attack enemy aircraft in total darkness. The twin boom arrangements housed two Pratt & Whitney turbocharged engines and were joined at rear by a large plane and twin rudder formation. The pilot was seated in the main fuselage, with the gunner immediately behind him and the radar operator at the rear of the gondola.

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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2)

The Air Force 1 range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Air Force 1 (Series 2) diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Authentic markings and placard details.
  • Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.

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