The Seversky P-35 was the first US monoplane fighter with a closed cockpit, retractable landing gear and metallic finish. Introduced in 1937 developed by Alexander Kartvelli from the BT-8 trainer and the SEV-X3 amphibious the P-35 was used for a few years by the USAAC and was little exported being used by Sweden, Ecuador and the two-post versions “Convoy Fighter” by the Japan and Colombia.
The Scissors and Planes model repainted in the colors of the Air Corps of the Philippines that belatedly operated a handful of P-35 ex USAAC and used them in action against the Japanese in the Invasion of the Philippines. The color scheme is conjectural, as there are no photographs of the Philippine P-35 aircraft color schemes. Even so, the P-35s were operated to exhaustion, sinking even a small Japanese destroyer.
The model has 39 pieces and has small additions of gun fairings, air intakes and the wing fillet.
Degree of Difficult: 3/5