The Northrop P-61 Black Widow was the first operational U.S. military aircraft designed specifically for night interception of aircraft, and was the first aircraft specifically designed to use radar. It was an all-metal, twin-engine, twin-boom design developed during World War II. The first test flight was made on May 26 1942, with the first production aircraft rolling off the assembly line in October 1943. The last aircraft was retired from government service in 1954. Kit features: Highly detailed P-61A model; Accurate radar cabin; Interior details; Fully detailed R2800 engine; Weighted tire; Fully detailed M3 20mm cannon; Nose gear wheel bay; Choice of weapons; Photo-etched parts included; and Decals included. Paint colors needed: Red, Yellow, Silver, Olive Drab, Flat Black, Khaki, Neutral Gray, Burnt Iron, Clear Red, Metal Black, Semi Gloss Black, Tire Black, Clear Green, White, Engine Gray, Field Green, Zinc Chromate Typer 1, and Chromate Yellow Primer.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|
|The photo-etched/metal parts require super glue and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|