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|Catalogue Number, Description
||48157 Curtiss P-40N Wheels Block
Tread (27" 8 spoked wheels)
48158 Curtiss P-40N Wheels Diamond Tread (27" 8 spoked wheels)
from Ultracast website
casting; more accurate and more detailed than the kit parts;
suitable for any P-40N kit
||Released after I
finished my "Modelling the P-40" Book!
||both Highly Recommended.
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48157 Curtiss P-40N Wheels Block Tread (27"
8 spoked wheels)
48158 Curtiss P-40N Wheels Diamond Tread (27"
8 spoked wheels)
The P-40N started life as a lightweight design. Part of the strategy to
reduce the weight of the N model Warhawk was to use smaller main wheels.
These two new wheel sets will be suitable for any brand of P-40N, or even for
a TP-40N conversion, and presumably the XP-40Q too. The tyres are subtly weighed and bulged.
The only difference between these two releases are the tread pattern. One is
a block tread, while the second is a diamond pattern.
Detail of the tread patterns and the spoked wheel is, as usual, is excellent.
Hasegawa's 1/48 scale P-40N kit is the best
Warhawk kits currently available, and Eduard has also just re-released Mauve's
very respectable P-40N with lots of updated detail.
Ultracast's well-targeted wheels will make either of these
good kits even
Thanks to Kevin at
Ultracast for the review sample
The full catalogue of Ultracast accessories, conversions and figures may be
viewed and purchased at
Ultracast's Web Site.
|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
Review Copyright © 2006 by
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
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Last updated 17 January, 2006
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