APF0022 P-40N Flying Tigers - 1/72

APF0022 P-40N Flying Tigers - 1/72
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Product ID : APF0022
Manufacturer: Warmaster Aircraft
Weight: 1.00 lbs



APF0022 Curtiss P-40N Warhawk 23rd F.G.,74th Squadron Flying Tigers White 48 Kweilin, China, 1944. 1/72 Diecast Model. Limited Edition 2000 Pieces Worldwide. L=5.5", W=6.25" The 23rd Fighter Group was the United States Army Air Forces China Air Task Force organization that took over the operations of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force when the AVG was disbanded. Some members of the AVG joined or rejoined the United States Airforce. Some volunteered to serve for an extra short period to help with the changover. The 74th Fighter Squadron was one of the original squadrons in the 23rd to see combat action in the Far East. The Fighter Group used P-40 Warhawks, and later P-51 Mustangs, to cover a large operational area and diverse combat roles. The area of operation extended beyond China into Burma, French Indochina (Vietnam), and Formosa. The mission taskings included counter air campaigns, strafing and bombing Japanese forces and installations, escorting bombers, flying reconnaissance missions, and intercepting Japanese bombers. The fighter group excelled in these roles and received the Distinguished Unit Citation for its exceptional performance during the war.

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