1/48 scale P-40N
Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk.IV
Publishing's "Modelling the P-40" is available online from
Warrant Officer Leonard
Victor Waters was the first and only known Australian Aboriginal fighter
pilot to have served in the RAAF during the Second World War.
Len Waters enlisted in the
RAAF in September 1942 as a trainee flight mechanic.
Following additional study
at night school and on his own initiative, Len applied for aircrew
training during 1943 and graduated as Sergeant Pilot on 1 July 1944. On
14 November 1944, Len was posted to 78 Squadron RAAF flying P-40N
Kittyhawks from Noemfoor in New Guinea
Here is my 1/48 scale AMT
P-40N Warhawk finished as Len's Kittyhawk Mk. IV "Black Magic".
Despite the apparently obvious association, “Black Magic” actually
received its name from its previous pilot, John Blackmore.
And before anyone asks -
the white overspray on the propeller blades was clearly visible on
is described in detail, including 40 captioned construction
photos, in the recently released Osprey book, "Modelling the P-40 - Hawk
81, Tomahawk, Warhawk and Kittyhawk".
P-40 models across the range of variants and scales, plus reference
photos, are also covered in this recent title.
|Modelling the P-40
Hawk 81, Tomahawk, Warhawk and Kittyhawk
Osprey Modelling 15
Author: Brett Green
US Price: $17.95
UK Price: £12.99
January 10, 2005
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841768235
Model and Text
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