These Guys Take P-61 RC Black Widow Up in the Air For First Time

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The P-61 Black Widow was the United States Army Force’s fighter aircraft during World War II.

The plane was designed as a night fighter- it was designed to destroy enemy aircraft at night or during bad weather, which is possible with its onboard radar. It fought in the European, Mediterranean, China, Burma, India, and Mediterranean Theaters.

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The video shows the maiden flight of a P-61 Black Widow built from a rare kit by Royal Marutaka, Japan, in the early 1970s. It has a 72” wingspan. The model was a miniature but faithful replica of the widely used aircraft during WWII. This impressive warbird was flown at Chester le Street Airfield.