Monogram 1/72 Curtiss P-36A Hawk - (Model 75) - White Box Issue, 6790

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Monogram 1/72 Curtiss P-36A Hawk - (Model 75) - White Box Issue, 6790 plastic model kit

1/72 6790 Monogram Curtiss P-36A Hawk - (Model 75) - White Box Issue

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

1973 Mattel/Monogram issue. Well molded and detailed. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The P-36A Hawk has the dubious distinction of fighting on both sides and for more countries than any other plane in history during the opening years of WWII. This Hawk, one in a long progression of famous fighter aircraft, was the winner of a 1935 competition. The USAA Corps received the first aircraft in April of 1938 and the French ordered 100 aircraft in May of the same year. French Hawks shot down just over 30 German planes during the battle for France. The Germans captured the aircraft and sold them to Finland. Others were captured when the Germans overran Norway. In all over 800 Hawks were produced and served in China, Netherlands East Indies, Portugal, Great Britain, Thailand, Argentina and Peru. Although an excellent fighter in 1935, the Hawk was outclassed by the time the war started but when flown properly still gave a good account of itself.