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Remembered as the "best second choice," the P-40 (Tomahawk) was a sturdy and durable monoplane fighter. It was the first American single-seat fighter to be mass produced. Known also as the Kitty Hawk, it was introduced in 1938 at a time when it was sorely needed. Those diverted to the Royal Air Force were known as Tomahawks. Used early in WWII by the British and US, the P-40 was inadequate against the German Bf 109 but it was all that was available at the time. They were also used widely against the Japanese starting in 1942. The most famous of these were a volunteer group known as the US Flying Tigers who flew on behalf of China against the Japanese.

Kit FF-56 Curtiss Tomahawk is a 1/9 scale, flying model that uses the Box and Former method of construction. This jumbo model is very popular for conversion to electric or gas powered flight. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.

This free flight kit contains a full-size rolled plan, building and flying instructions, hand sorted printed balsa and balsa stripwood, clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear wire, 12" E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing, rubber motor, and Easy Built Lite tissue in olive, light sky blue, and evergreen tissue. You will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
 
Kit FF-56 Curtiss Tomahawk P-40
Wingspan: 50"

Class: Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Experienced
Price: $47.95






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"Here are a few pictures of the completed P40 I built from your kit. It is electric powered with a power 15 and has a Spectrum radio for control. I enjoyed building your kit very much and it lends itself well to being converted." - Martin Wladyka
Click here to see his series of construction photos of this beautiful electric rc conversion.

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"Here are some pictures of my latest build. It is a full house control layout, and is powered by Magnum 15. Balsa does fly better!" - Henry Forbes

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"I built and fly your FF-56 Curtis Tomahawk. I have electrified it to fly with a brushless Rimfire 28mm motor and 1250mHa lipo." - Jeff Kingston


FF-56 Curtiss Tomahawk (P-40)
"Here is a photo of one of your 50" Curtis P-40 kits we just finished. We are hoping to fly it in  FAC Giant scale and SAM scale events. We made the wings removable and added a 17" wooden propeller to qualify for the SAM events. This one was a real challenge and it took 85 different pieces of Jap tissue on the fuselage to make all the compound curves." - Mark Troutman

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