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On December 7, 1941, the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor decimated the bulk of the U.S. air forces before they could even get off the ground. Still, a handful of American fighter pilots managed to make it to their planes and get into the fight. Among them were U.S. Army Air Corps lieutenants Ken Taylor and George Welch. After a harrowing drive from their barracks to Haleiwa Field, during which they were repeatedly strafed, the duo commandeered two P-40B Warhawks and flew into action against almost 200+ aircraft.
According to most accounts, Taylor and Welch shot down six Japanese attackers before returning to base to refuel and rearm. For their bravery and skill in the face of such insurmountable odds, both were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross; the Air Corp's highest honor. Since then, their amazing story has been immortalized in countless books and two blockbuster Hollywood films.
The Hangar 9 P-40B Warhawk is a tribute to these pilots that comes out of the box covered in the trim scheme of the two fighters that flew from Haleiwa Field that fateful morning. Two decal sets are included so you can finish the trim scheme with the specific markings of either plane.
|CG (Center of Gravity):||2-3/8 to 2-7/8 in (60-73mm) back from the leading edge of the wing at wing root|
|Control Throw (Ailerons):||Low: 7/16 in (11mm) up, 9/32 in (7mm) down; High: 13/16 in (20mm) up, 11/16 in (17mm) down|
|Control Throw (Elevator):||Low: 7/16 in (11mm) up/down; High: 11/16 in (18mm) up/down|
|Control Throw (Rudder):||Low: 1-3/16 in (30mm) right/left; High: 2 in (51mm) right/left|
|Engine Size:||2-stroke .46-.55, 4-stroke .72-.82, gas 4-stroke 14cc|
|Flying Weight:||6.75 - 8.00 lb (3.10 - 3.60 kg)|
|Is Assembly Required:||Yes|
|Motor Size:||Power 52|
|Overall Length:||47.8 in (121 cm)|
|Plane Type:||Scale Military|
|Power Plant Size:||.40-.60 2-Cycle Glow|
|Prop Size:||Evolution .52: 11 x 6; Saito .82: 14 x 6; Power 52: 15 x 7|
|Radio:||4+ channel radio system; 5+ channels required for optional retract operation|
|Recommended Motor Battery:||18.5V 5S 5000mAh 30C Li-Po|
|Recommended Receiver Battery:||5-cell 2500mAh NiMH|
|Servos:||5 standard servos (4 standard servos for EP)|
|Trim Scheme Colors:||UltraCote Olive Drab (U904), Gray (U882), Black (U874)|
|Wing Area:||530 sq. in. (34.2 sq. dm.)|
|Wingspan:||55.5 in (141 cm)|