The Curtiss P-40N was the final version of the P-40. Modifications included weight reduction, a more powerful engine and a revised cockpit canopy to improve pilot visibility. Deliveries began in 1944 and over 5,200 were manufactured. They were employed by many allied air forces in the later stages of the war.

A number of USAAF units used P-40Ns, primarily in the Pacific area of operations including New Guinea, the South Central Pacific, the Aleutian Islands and the Chins-Burma-India theatre.

Other users included Australia, which obtained a total of 468 aircraft, Brazil, Canada, China, the Netherlands, New Zealand, which received 172, the Soviet Union, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Towards the end of the war many P-40Ns were used as advanced training aircraft as better fighters such as the North American P-51 became available.

This model represents the Curtiss P-40N of the 89th Fighter Squadron 80 Fighter Group from the Naggaghuli Base in the AssamValley, India, in 1944..

Data: single-seat fighter. Engine Allison V1700-115 V-12 piston engine of 1014kW. Wing span 11.36m. Length 10.16m. Maximum take-off weight 3511kg. Maximum speed 5633km/h. Range 1738km. Armament six 12.7mm machine guns and up to 318kg of disposable stores. Crew 1.

Hasegawa 1:72 kit completed by Steve Pulbrook in 2010.


MODEL: Curtiss P-40N (89FS, 80FG, USAAF)

ROLE: single seat fighter

TIME PERIOD: 1944-1950s

ENGINES: Allison V1700-115 V-12 piston engine of 1014kW

WING SPAN: 11.36m

LENGTH: 10.16m



RANGE: 1738km


ARMAMENT: six 12.7mm machine guns and up to 318kg of disposable stores

SCALE: 1/72


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