Special Hobby 1/32 scale
Curtiss P-36A Hawk
by Roland Sachsenhofer
Special Hobby's 1/32 scale Hawk 75 is availale online from Squadron
Before the outbreak of the pacific war, the Curtiss P-36 was one of the main “pursuit-planes” in the inventory of the USAAF. First flown in 1936, this agile fighter plane was still widely used in 1941. During the attack on Pearl Harbour by the Japanese on 7th December 1941, a total of twelve USAF pilots managed to get airborne with their “Hawks” from bases at Haleiwa and Wheeler field. Two of the five Japanese airplanes that should fell to their guns were brought down by 2/Lt. Harry Winston Brown.
My model depicts his mount, a P36A from 15th Pursuit Group, 47th Pursuit Squadron in it’s probably appearance in December 1941.
This Special Hobbies kit suffers from the same poor fit of the cowling parts I have noticed building another “Hawk” variant, the Mohawk IV. On the other hand, both kits show a real plenty of useful photo etched and resin parts for the cockpit. Actually, both kits share most of the parts -and they are building up to quite impressive representations of an interesting and fascinating aircraft.
If you would like to take a comparing look at the Curtiss Mohawk IV, follow this link
To get some impressions of the building process, follow this link to the P-36 workbench area on the JAM-forum: http://www.razyboard.com/system/morethread-p-36a-special-hobby-132-raidenjack-1944136-5855224-0.html
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