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USA010 Northrop P-61A Black Widow with turret (1:285)


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This pack contains one Northrop P-61A Black Widow with turret. The P-61 was the first US built dedicated night fighter. It had a long flight time designed to allow long patrol times over cities. As a night fighter it had an inauspicious start but slowly proved itself in combat. The Americans initially wanted to use the British built Mosquito instead but the entire production was already allocated to RAF units and the British were suspected by American Generals of deliberately slowing the Mosquito in trials to encourage use of the P-61. The wartime record of the P-61 was good but it was over-taken by other aircraft as the war continued.

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Date from 1943
Date to 1960