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  USAAF Curtiss P-40N Warhawk Fighter - 74th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group "Flying Tigers", Kweilin, China, 1944 (1:72 Scale)
USAAF Curtiss P-40N Warhawk Fighter - 74th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group "Flying Tigers", Kweilin, China, 1944

Corgi USAAF Curtiss P-40N Warhawk Fighter - 74th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group "Flying Tigers", Kweilin, China, 1944




 
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War Master WMAPF022 USAAF Curtiss P-40N Warhawk Fighter - 74th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group "Flying Tigers", Kweilin, China, 1944 (1:72 Scale) "Why should we have a navy at all? There are no enemies for it to fight except apparently the Army Air Force."
- General Carl Spaatz, Commander of the US 8th Army Air Force, after WWII

The P-40 was the best known Curtiss-Wright designed airplane of the Second World War. It was also one of the most controversial fighters, vilified by many as being too slow, lacking in maneuverability, having too low a climbing rate, and being largely obsolescent by contemporary standards even before it went into production. The inadequacies of the P-40 were even the subject of a Congressional investigation after the War ended.

While these criticisms were certainly valid, it is also true that the P-40 served its country well, especially in China and Burma, during the opening phase of the War in the Pacific when little else was available to the US Army Air Corps. Along with the P-39 Airacobra, the P-40 was the only American fighter available in quantity to confront the Japanese advance until more modern aircraft could be delivered to frontline squadrons.

This particular 1:72 scale replica of a USAAF Curtiss P-40N Warhawk fighter was attached to the 74th Fighter Squadron "Flying Tigers". Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 6.1 inches
Length: 5.5 inches

Release Date: July 2013

Historical Account: "Flying Tigers" - The 74th Fighter Squadron was one of the original squadrons in the 23d 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.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Spinning propeller
  • Opening canopy
  • Retractable landing gear
  • Comes with display stand

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