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P-51B Mustang Model, USAAF, "Tommy's Dad" - Corgi AA37104

P-51B Mustang Model, USAAF, "Tommy's Dad" - Corgi AA37104 - click to enlarge
P-51B Mustang Model, USAAF, "Tommy's Dad" - Corgi AA37104 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA37104
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Die-cast 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: 5.4".  Wingspan: 6.2"

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 East

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

Corgi is a leading manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, die-cast model airplanes. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a P-51B Mustang features:

  • Detailed pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card

  • Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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