P-61 Times'a'Wastin                

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12/21/2012

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Northrop P-61 Black Widow

Scale 1:33
Author: Rafal Ciesielski
File Size: 51.3Mb
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"Times'A'Wastin", was the plane of Maj. Carrol C. "Snuffy" Smith and his R/O, Lt Philip Porter.Maj. "Snuffy" Smith was the highest ranking American nocturnal ace in World War II with the total of 7 kills.  Four of them were achieved in this plane during the course of one night, December 29, 1944, when he shot down two Irvings, one Rufe, and one Frank, expending only 382 rounds!!!

 

Bonus parts included in the model allow building the "Lady in the Dark" plane, known and famous mostly for its stunning nose art.  It is a little less known, that on this aircraft, Lt Robert W. Clyde and R/O Lt Bruce K. LeFord achieved the last aerial victory (claim often disputed by historians however) of World War II, forcing the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar) into the water on the last night of the war.
Price $16.00 Model # 001
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Technical data:
  Length 49ft 7in    
  Span 66ft    
  Engine 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-65 Double Wasp 2,250hp each
  Max Speed 369mph    
  Armament 4 x 20mm, 4 x 0.50cal
  Crew 2-3    
    Model can be build in two versions, "Times'a'Wastin" or "Lady in the Dark", and in different levels of complexity.  You have a choice to build detailed interior, engines and gun compartment or you can skip those elements and still have a great model to show off.

Model built and photographed by Michael Cittadino, used with permission.

 

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