Friday, August 2, 2013
Toys For Wargaming: Maisto P-61 Black Widow
Well, perhaps because I recently drooled over one at the Air Museum, or mayhap in recognition of needing more aerial units for Combat Cards, I decided to get the Maisto Tailwinds version of the P-61 Black Widow. The first American aircraft specifically designed for radar, the Black Widow was a pretty interesting plane. I had always assumed it was a modification of the P-38 Lightning, but reading the wiki seems to imply it was a completely new design. It certainly does seem a bit like a bomber.
The neat thing about the miniature version is that you can see the radar operator's canopy in the rear of the fuselage. I would have liked for some of the remote control turrets to be visible, but I guess you can't have everything.