Lockheed P-2 Neptune / VP-1Item Number: C1198
VP-1 Lockheed P-2 Neptune airplane model. The first prototype of this long-range maritime patrol aircraft was flown on May 17, 1945, and P2V-1s began to enter service in March, 1947, and proved effective in their role. One airplane named "The Turtle" set a world piston-engined distance record in 1946. The Korean War expanded the requirement for such aircraft, and the later involvement of the United States in Southeast Asia, plus need to provide similar capability for the Western allies, kept Lockheed busy producing P2Vs in a multiplicity of versions, with the final production figure totaling 1,181 airplanes.
,,,,,Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/72. Wingspan 17 1/2 inches, Lenght 16 1/4 inches.