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P-61B Black Widow 1/72 Kit
the famous "Lady in the Dark," a twin-engine, twin-boom, Northrop P-61B Black Widow flown off Iwo Jima by the 548th Night Fighter Squadron in 1945, this 1/72 scale, plastic kit features engraved panel lines, a detailed cockpit with a clear canopy, newly designed photo-etched metal parts, four underwing fuel tanks and dipole antennas, realistic landing gear, a choice of three markings (including 418th NFS Pacific and 422nd NFS France), and more. 11" wingspan; assembly required.
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P-61 Black Widow 1/63 Model
Hand carved and painted, this 1/63 scale, mahogany model of the P-61 Black Widow - which, as the first aircraft designed for nighttime interception, was also the first specifically designed to use radar - includes a metal history plate mounted on an elegant wood display base. 12" wingspan.
P-61 Black Widow 1/120 Die Cast Model
a twin-boom P-61 Black Widow - the first aircraft designed specifically as a radar-equipped night fighter - flown by the 548th Night Fighter Squadron, this 1/120 scale, die cast model features textured surfaces; clear plastic windows; wing-mounted fuel tanks; rotating propellers; authentic markings, including the squadron's cat holding a flashlight in one hand and a smoking gun in the other; and more. 6" wingspan; includes a display stand.
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P-61 Black Widow 1/48 Scale Model Kit
Plastic Model Airplane Kit.

This huge, black, 38,000 lb. airplane was the foremost American night fighter in  WWII. Plastic kit comes complete with removable nose, radar, exposable engine  detail, detailed cockpit and flight deck, rotating top turret, and flight crew. 
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P-61B/C Black Widow 1/48 Scale Aircraft Model
Pre Built  Molded Resin Airplane Models.

Made of durable molded resin, this 1/48 scale model measures 12" in length and has a wingspan of 16". Hand painted and detailed, model comes ready to display on the included mahogany base.

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  P-61 Black Widow Metal Sign

This colorful metal sign features a high quality, silk-screened image of a P-61Black Widow - also known as "Whispering Death" - and is hand distressed to create the look of aged metal and paint. Measures 17"x 11" and includes mounting holes.

  P-61 Black Widow

Tony Weddel. This print shows the P-61 Black Widow "Lady Gen" of the 422nd Night Fighter Squadron making a kill of a German ME-410 in the nighttime skies over Belgium in 1944. This crew went on to become one of three ace crews in the 422nd, and the Black Widow went on to become America's premier night fighter of WWII. 23"x 19" print.

  U.S. Army Air Force Warbirds of WWII

This poster displays 15 U.S. Army Air Force fighters, bombers and transports - including the P-38 Lightning, P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, P-61 Black Widow, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, B-29 Superfortress, C-46 Commando, and C-47 Skytrain - from World War II along with a detailed chart citing the specifications and performance characteristics of each. 36"x 24"; laminated for increased protection.

  The Spider and the Fly

Stan Vosburg. A Northrop P-61 Black Widow attracts the attention of kids playing street baseball in Orange, California, in the spring of 1945. This 27"x 33" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by Maj. Lee Kendall, who claimed the final air victory of World War II when his P-61 "Lady in the Dark" forced a Japanese fighter into the sea on August 15, 1945!

Herman Ernst Autographed Photo

This reprint of an authentic World War II photograph captures 5-victory ace Herman Ernst of the 422nd Night Fighter Squadron climbing into the cockpit of his P-61 Black Widow, "Borrowed Time."
Signed by Lt. Col. Ernst, who shot down a V-1 "buzz" bomb on his first of more than 70 ETO combat missions (including hazardous ground support missions in the Battle of the Bulge), this 10"x 8" photo arrives ready to frame and includes a certificate of authenticity and a full history.

  Bite of the Black Widow

The P-61 was a fast, long-range, radar-equipped night fighter that entered service late in WWII   - and it was a very successful aircraft. 16"x 11½" limited edition print.
  P-61 Black Widow
Tony Weddel. 

This print shows the P-61 Black Widow "Lady Gen" of the 422nd Night  Fighter Squadron making a kill of a German ME-410 in the nighttime skies over Belgium in 1944. This crew went on to become one of three ace crews in the 422nd, and the Black Widow went on to become America's premier night fighter of WWII. 23"x 19" print.  

Roy Grinnell. Featuring a black widow spider with its namesake 421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" in their trademark Operation Iraqi Freedom F-16CGs and World War II P-61s, this 22"x 17", limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and also includes 35 transferred signatures from 421st Fighter Squadron pilots who served in Iraq in 2008.

  Iraqnophobia Jigsaw Puzzle

Roy Grinnell. Featuring a black widow spider with its namesake 421st Fighter Squadron "Black Widows" in their trademark aircraft (F-16CG of Operation Iraqi Freedom and P-61 of World War II), this 500-piece jigsaw puzzle measures 24"x 18" when assembled.

  Moonlight Victory
Jerry Anderson. 
Here we see Lt. Col. Herman Ernst scoring the first European Theater victory for a P-61 as he shoots down a V-1 rocket on his first combat mission. Ernst, along with his radar operator Edward Kopsel, went on to achieve ace status before  the end of the war.  co-signed  by Herman Ernst. 




P-61 Black Widow Books

  The 421st Night Fighter Squadron in World War II
Jeff Kolln. As one of 17 night fighter squadrons established during WWII, the 421st carried the war into the night skies over the Southwest Pacific when most other fighter squadrons remained on the ground. Book documents the operational history of the unit flying their famous P-61 Black Widows, and also includes personal accounts of these men who fought the enemy - and the dark. 200 pgs., 370+ color and B&W photos, 8"x 11", hdbd.

  Queen of the Midnight Skies
The Story of American Air Force Night Fighters
Pape & Harrison. Here is the book for P-61 and night fighter buffs. Presents the development and combat records of all American night fighter units, detailing eachs record with over 800 B&W and color photos. Includes the service of P-70 and P-38 night units, plus the development of radar and night defenses during World War II. 320 pages, 8"x 11", hardcover.

  Pilot's Man. P-61 Black Widow
A reprint of the official pilot's manual for the P-61. Covers the aircraft and its systems as well as flight characteristics. Heavily illustrated with photos, diagrams, charts and tables - you'll know the purpose of every switch for every system. This is as real as it gets! 80 pgs. 8"x 10", sfbd
  USAF Interceptors
A Military Photo Logbook (1946-1979).
Isham & McLaren. This lavishly illustrated volume examines Air Defense Command interceptors of the Cold War era, from the propeller-driven aircraft of the immediate post-World War II period through the beginning of the jet age and beyond.
You'll see interceptors such as the P-61 Black Widow, F-82 Twin Mustang, F-86 Sabre, F-89 Scorpion and F-94 Starfire; unique, mission-support airplanes such as the C-124, EB-57, EC-121 Constellation and T-33; and famous next-generation "Century Series" supersonic Air Force interceptors such as the F-101B Voodoo, Convair's F-102 Delta Dagger and F-106 Delta Dart twins, and the F-104 Starfighter. 128 pages, 150 color and 150 B&W photographs, 8"x 11", softcover.
  Portals Into the Sky
A Collection of Vintage Cockpit Photographs.
Cilio. This photo-history takes you into the cockpit of vintage airplanes to view the instruments and controls.
You'll enter the Aeronca Champion, Beechchraft Bonanza Model 35, Bellanca Skyrocket, Boeing B-17 and B-24, Cesnna 172 Skyhawk, Convair 340, de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, McDonnell Douglas DC-3 and -6, Grumman F6F Hellcat, Hughes H-4 Hercules, Lockheed P-38 Lightning and Constellation, North American P-51 Mustang, Northrop P-61, Piper J-3 Cub, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Sikorsky S-38, Stinson 108, and many others. 112 pages, 160 B&W photographs and illustrations, 11"x 8", softcover
  P-61 Black Widow Units of World War 2
Combat Aircraft Vol. 8

Thompson. The first aircraft to be purposely designed as a radar-equipped night fighter, Northrop's P-61 Black Widow was built essentially around the bulky SCR-720 radar mounted in the aircraft's nose. This volume features all the front line users of the mighty P-61 and includes many firsthand accounts from pilots and gunners who saw action in the Pacific, Mediterranean and Western European theaters. 96 pages, 110 B&W photographs and 15 pages of color plates. 7"x 9", softcover.
  Northrop's Night Hunter
P-61 Black Widow.
Kolln. Through many never-before-published photographs and an informative text, this lavishly illustrated book examines the development and operational history of the P-61 Black Widow - the Allies' ultimate World War II night fighter - and its offensive and defensive systems, including the innovative on-board radar designed specifically for it. 216 pages, 430 B&W and color photographs, 10"x 10", hardcover.
  Northrop P-61 Black Widow
Gary Pape with John and Donna Campbell. This book chronicles the Black Widow - the first plane built specially for night fighting - through its development and World War II career. Includes cutaways, color plates and more. 144 pages, 60 B&W and color illustrations, 9"x 10", softcover.
  Night Hawks & Black Widows
13th Air Force Night Fighters in the South and Southwest Pacific 1943-1945.
Mays. This book examines the operations of the 419th, 6th and 550th Night Fighter Squadrons, which flew P-38 Lightnings, P-70 Night Hawks and P-61 Black Widows against Japanese bombers, fighters and ground targets during World War II. You'll meet the pilots, study their tactics and the Japanese counter-tactics, and more! 240 pages, 300+ B&W and color photographs and illustrations, 8"x 11", hardcover.
  Evolution of the P-61 Black Widow
Thompson. During World War II, nightly raids by Luftwaffe bombers over Britain forced the U.S. to enhance its night-flying capabilities. This heavily illustrated book examines the development and combat service of the resulting P-61 Black Widow night fighter (equipped with airborne interception radar), showing you its airframe, systems, weapons, and much more. 64 pages; 200 photographs, color profiles and detailed line drawings; 11"x 8"; softcover.
  Combat Chronicles of the Black Widow
Thompson. Filled with rare archival photographs and dramatic firsthand accounts from the pilots, radar observers and gunners who saw combat aboard the first dedicated U.S. night fighter, this book examines P-61 Black Widow operations in World War II. You'll read about missions in every theater, the aircraft's radar system, and more. 112 pages, 152 B&W and color photographs and illustrations, 8"x 11", softcover.
  Beaufighters in the Night
417 Night Fighter Squadron USAAF.
Eisel. When the 417th Night Fighter Squadron, USAAF, was formed during World War II, it utilized ex-RAF Beaufighters because there was not a suitable American night fighter available. This book examines the 417th from its early 1943 formation through its campaigns in the Mediterranean and European Theaters and its late-war conversion to the P-61 Black Widow. 208 pages, B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.


P-61 Black Widow Aviation Videos

  The Ninth Air Force in Color - DVD
World War II
"Seeing this in color put me in the cockpit again Everything was in front of me as it was then." - Melvyn R. Paisley, 9th Air Force P-47 ace. This amazing color footage presents the aircraft of the 9th like you've never seen them before. You'll view the crews and their planes, from the B-26 Marauder to the P-61 Black Widow and P-47 Thunderbolt; incredible dogfighting and strafing; the defense of the Remagen Bridge and Operation Varsity in March, 1945; captured Luftwaffe pilots, including Galland and Rudel; German aircraft; V-E Day in Paris; and more. Color, 1 hr. 40 min.
  The Great Raid - DVD
The Most Daring Mission of Our Time
Following the 1942 Bataan Death March, thousands of U.S. and Filipino soldiers were imprisoned by the Japanese at the Cabantauan POW camp in the Philippines. Brutalized, starved, and tortured, the prisoners languished for nearly three years. But in January, 1945, the 6th Ranger Battalion, with the help of Filipino guerrillas, planned a daring mission - with P-61 Black Widows flying in support - to rescue the 500 U.S. soldiers still alive there. Widescreen, Rated R. 2 hrs. 11 min.
  Warbird Checkout 10-DVD Set
Warbird Checkout #1
P-38 Flight Characteristics & Reconnaissance Pilot. Learn how to fly the P-38 and then take off for an exciting reonnaissance mission!
Warbird Checkout #2
Introduction to the P-39 & Flying the P-39
Warbird Checkout #3
Ways of the Warhawk & Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter
Learn about the aircraft that fought over the skies of the Pacific in the early days of World War II!
Warbird Checkout #4
How to Fly the P-47 & The Thunderbolts: Ramrod to Emden
Get up-close to the "Jug," the fighter that could take more punishment than any other!
Warbird Checkout #5
Flight Characteristics of the P-51 Airplane, A Day with the A-36s & Flying the P-61 Series Airplane
Warbird Checkout #6
Flight Characteristics of the A-20, How to Fly the B-25 & A-26 Flying Tips
Warbird Checkout #7
How to Fly the B-26 & Building a Bomber
Dubbed the Widow Maker, the B-26 Marauder frightened many young pilots, but it got them through the toughest missions.
Warbird Checkout #8
B-29 Flight Procedures and Combat Crew Functioning & The Last Bomb
See the Superfortress, the fastest and mightiest bomber of World War II, like you've never seen it before!
How to Fly the B-24
Warbird Checkout #10
How to Fly the B-17 & Fortress in the Sky
The Flying Fortress may well have been the most popular bomber of World War II. Now, you can see its full story through rare, historic film!

  Warbird Checkout #5 - DVD
Flight Characteristics of the P-51 Airplane
The aircraft, its guns, armament and cockpit check are described and the P-51 is given a complete "wring-out:" stalls, spins, aerobatics, a dive from 38,000 ft. emergency procedures, etc. B&W, 30 minutes.
A Day with the A-36s
The A-36 Apache was an Allison engine-powered P-51 with bomb racks; see it dive bomb and strafe German installations - pill boxes, ammo dumps, a railroad yard, and more. Great plane-to-ground footage and gun camera scenes. A powerful documentary and an historical rarity. B&W, 8 minutes.
Flying the P-61 Series Airplane
A comprehensive pilot check-out program for the P-61A night fighter. Includes vertical banks into a dead engine, a short field landing and much more. B&W, 28 minutes.
1 hr. 6 min. total runtime.
  P-61 Black Widow - DVD
Filled with rare wartime footage and images, this DVD includes three films that feature the Northrop P-61 Black Widow - the first aircraft designed specifically as a radar-equipped night fighter - in action during World War II! You'll enjoy a lesson on how to fly the P-61; examine all three of its variants; marvel at flight tests with a Gorgon IV (a ramjet-powered air-to-air missile); and more. You'll even get a bonus film on the B-29, which used the same radar as the P-61, and a USAAF recruiting film starring Jimmy Stewart. 1 hr. 11 min. total runtime.
You get:
- Flying the P-61 Black Widow
- P-61 Photos and Clips
- Pacific Aviation Newsreels
- Target Invisible
- Winning Your Wings


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