The first African-American pilots in U.S. military history, the Tuskegee Airmen were activated in 1940 and made up the 332nd Fighter Group. Their first combat action came in April of 1943 when they were deployed to North Africa and Italy where they proved themselves as reliable and skilled aviators. They flew a variety of aircraft during their World War II service including the P-47 Thunderbolt which they received in mid-1944.
A replica of the "White 34" flown by the legendary "Red Tails" in 1944 Italy, this 1/48 scale, Hobby Master, die cast model features realistic panel lines, an opening segmented canopy, a well-equipped cockpit, a removable pilot figure, a rotating propeller, a detailed radial engine, full weapons complement including Browning machine guns, optional-position landing gear, and a stylish presentation stand. Measures approximately 9" long with a 10¼" wingspan.