The P-40 was America's best and most modern fighter early in WW2. There was many variants of the P-40 and it was supplied to many different air forces. In the USAAF it was eventually largely replaced by the likes of the P-38, P-47 and P-51. The Kittyhawk was the RAF's name for the P-40 Warhawk models, with the Mk Ia being the equivalent of the P-40E Warhawk. Although inferior to a Spitfire it overall performance, the RAF found the Kittyhawk to be an able fighter and fighter bomber at lower altitudes and it became well known for it's role in the North African Theatre.
Special Hobby is a Czech based manufacturer and this is their 1/72 Kittyhawk Mk Ia/P-40E kit. This is a highly detailed injection moulded plastic kit and probably now the best and most detailed P-40 in 1/72. It is a brand new tool kit and Special Hobby have made it look like a mainstream kit with locating pegs and clean+crisp mouldings. Markings are provided for 4 different aircraft of the USAAF and AVG.