- WWII Aircraft Series
- Diecast and plastic parts.
- Pre painted.
- Display base included.
- Minor assembly required.
- Approximate dimensions: L 5.31” x 6.3” Wingspan x 1.5” H
- Package dimensions:11.25” L x 7.75” W x 3.8” H
- Display model, not a toy, for 14 years and above
The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Republic of China Air Force, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was formed to help oppose the Japanese invasion of China. Operating in 1941–1942, it was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), and was commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. Their Curtis P-40B Warhawk aircraft, marked with Chinese colors, flew under American control. Recruited under President Franklin Roosevelt's authority before Pearl Harbor, their mission was to bomb Japan and defend the Republic of China, but many delays meant the AVG first flew in combat after the US and Japan declared war. The group consisted of three fighter squadrons.
This Forces Of Valor is a replica of Curtiss P-40B Hawk P-8127 (#47) from the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, American Volunteer Group China, 1942 flown by Robert T. Smith.
This display model is a great addition to your collection.