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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA5506
Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk IV Diecast Model
RNZAF No.4 Servicing Unit, NZ3220 Gloria Lyons, Solomon Islands, 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk IV   5.5"   6.25"

"Gloria Lyons" adorned four different New Zealand Air Force aircraft. The first three were P-40 Kittyhawks and the fourth was an F4U-1A. Gloria Lyons was a nineteen year old New Zealand girl with tuberculosis and pen pals with members of the No. 4 Servicing Unit in the Solomon Islands. The unit decided to make her their mascot and added her name to the engine cowling. The first two P-40s as well as the F4U-1A were destroyed but the third P-40N, NZ3220 survived the war. The real Gloria Lyons overcame her tuberculosis.

Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk IV

Designed to meet a USAAC requirement for a pursuit aircraft, the P-40 Warhawk was first flown on October 14th, 1938. This aircraft was tough, virtually trouble-free and saw continual improvements to arms, armor and engines. The P-40 served in numerous combat areas; often outclassed by its adversaries in speed, maneuverability and rate of climb, it earned a reputation for extreme ruggedness. Its strong construction, heavy firepower, and ability to dive enabled it to compete with enemy fighters, and it was a formidable ground-attack aircraft. P-40s were also flown by the famed Flying Tigers against the Japanese in China.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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