Here we have one of the best kits to assemble, by Tamiya. Their quality of parts and fit is always "top notch." Not a Navy aircraft, but instrumental in the success of the daylight bombing raids of German installations during World War II. The only U.S. fighter escort with the range to accompany the B-17 bombers all the way to their destinations. This took approximately 16 hours to paint and assemble and apply decals.