Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
North American P-51 B Mustang - "Tommy's Dad", Maj. John C. Herbst, CO of the 74th FS "Flying Tigers", 23rd FG, Luliang, China, January 1945
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.25". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited Edition of 1,420 Models Worldwide
The heritage of the 74th Fighter Squadron, "Flying Tigers", traces back to the famous American Volunteer Group (AVG). The AVG, started by Brig. Gen. Claire Chennault, provided air defenses for China in the early days of WWII. When the United States entered the war in 1941, the AVG was disbanded, reconstituted and then activated as the 23rd Fighter Group on July 4, 1942. The 74th FS was one of the original four squadrons in the 23rd to see combat action in the Far EastDetailed pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
The 23rd Fighter Group used P-40 Warhawks, later P-51 Mustangs, to cover a large operational area and carry out diverse combat roles. The area of operation extended beyond China and into Burma, French Indochina (Vietnam) and Formosa. Their mission taskings included counter air campaigns, strafing and bombing Japanese forces and installations, escorting bombers, flying reconnaissance missions and intercepting Japanese bombers. The 23rd excelled in these roles and received the Distinguished Unit Citation for its exceptional performance during the war
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was a single-seat World War II fighter aircraft. First flown on October 26, 1940, the P-51 was designed and built in just 117 days. It flew most of its missions as a bomber escort in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from 1944. As well as being economical to produce, the Mustang was a fast and durable aircraft
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 U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14