Monogram 1/72 Curtiss P-36A - Blue Box Issue, 6790-0075

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Monogram 1/72 Curtiss P-36A - Blue Box Issue, 6790-0075 plastic model kit

1/72 6790-0075 Monogram Curtiss P-36A - Blue Box Issue

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

Dated 1967 but this is the second or third issue of this kit, judging from the join Mattel/Monogram logo and the very short lived two-four digit part number. Finely molded with the excellent detail and fit that Monogram was famous for. NOTE: this kit has very minor and 'professional' quality subassembly to the wing halves only. It has been inventoried and the actual aircraft, decals and instructions are complete but NOTE: missing display stand. The Hawk P-36A 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.

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