Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk – 81-A-2 P8127 ‘White 47’, Robert ‘R.T’ Smith, 3rd Squadron, American Volunteer Group (AVG), Kunming, China, June 1942
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.25”. Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited Edition of 1,000 Models Worldwide
As some of the most celebrated pilots in the history of aerial warfare, the Flying Tigers of the 1st American Volunteer Group achieved incredible success and against overwhelming odds in their robust but ageing Curtiss ﬁghters, at a time when Japanese forces were advancing across vast areas of the Paciﬁc. A volunteer force of just 100 pilots equipped with aircraft originally destined for the RAF Desert Air Force, the Flying Tigers are often misconceived as an ill-disciplined group of journeymen ﬂyers who were simply in it for the money. In fact, they were highly trained ﬁghter pilots who had volunteered to ﬁght in some of the most inhospitable conditions endured by any pilots during WWII. And as they entered combat in the days following the infamous Pearl Harbor attack, they were determined to destroy as many Japanese aircraft as possible. In this aim, they were spectacularly successful, posting some of the most impressive combat kill ratios of the war.Detailed pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Realistic panel lines
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with P-40 Warhawk artwork
The Curtiss P-40 was a single-engine fighter and ground attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. It was used by the air forces of 28 nations, including most of the Allied powers during WWII. By November 1944, when production ceased, 13,738 P-40s had been built.
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14