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Catalogue Number,  Description and Price: 48157 Curtiss P-40N Wheels Block Tread (27" 8 spoked wheels)
48158 Curtiss P-40N Wheels Diamond Tread (27" 8 spoked wheels)
each USD$4.95 from Ultracast website
Scale: 1/48
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High-quality detail; beautiful casting; more accurate and more detailed than the kit parts; suitable for any P-40N kit
Disadvantages: Released after I finished my "Modelling the P-40" Book!
Recommendation: both Highly Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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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.

 

 

Conclusion

 

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 better.

Highly Recommended.

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
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 January 10, 2005
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841768235
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Review Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
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