Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Curtiss P-40B Warhawk – 2nd Lt. Kenneth M. Taylor, 47th Pursuit Squadron, 15th PG, Haleiwa Airfield, Oahu, Hawaii, December 7, 1941 “Pearl Harbor 80th Anniversary”
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.25”. Wingspan: 6.25"
Having been posted to the U.S. Army Air Corps’ 47th Pursuit Squadron at Wheeler Field in April 1941, Second Lieutenant Kenneth Taylor quickly showed his flying abilities and was given the position of flight commander soon after his arrival. In late November, the 47th Pursuit Squadron and their Curtiss P-40B fighters were sent to nearby Haleiwa Field for aerial gunnery exercises shooting at flag targets and perfecting their aim.Detailed pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with P-40 Warhawk artwork
Taylor and his squadron mate friend Lt. George Welch were granted weekend leave, so on the evening of December 6, 1941 and wearing full black tie dress, they headed for the Officers Club at Hickham Field expecting a real good time. In the morning, while still sleeping off the effects of the previous night, the pair woke to the sound of low flying aircraft, explosions and machine gun fire - Wheeler Field was under attack. Taylor phoned ahead to Haleiwa and told them to prepare his and Welch’s P-40 fighters, before jumping in his Buick and travelling the ten minutes to the airfield at high speed. Immediately taking to the air and heading back towards Wheeler, the pair chased the Japanese aircraft towards Pearl Harbor raking any aircraft which entered their sights with machine gun fire.
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.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years