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USA015 P40F Merlin Engine (1:285)


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This pack contains one P40F with Merlin Engine.

The P40 is a bit of an enigma as an aircraft. It was inferior to the main Axis aircraft it came up against, the Bf-109 and Zero. It was also not as effective as the Spitfire. Despite this it performed well, particularly against the less heavily armoured Japanese aircraft it encountered, achieving good kill ratios. It was not as rugged as other American aircraft and had higher loss rates as well. It also proved useful as a ground attack aircraft, another example of versatility improving the impact of an otherwise average aircraft.

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Date from 1943
Date to 1960