Year of the Cat
OK… They are sharks teeth… but the AVG was also known as the “Flying Tigers” so I agree it may be a stretch. But so it goes… This is the superb Airfix P-40B. What can I say about all of the new Airfix kits that has not been said. They are outstanding and a real bargain for the buck. (I can’t wait for the Sea Fury)
This again was a OOB quick build just to take my mind off of builds I had to do for others. There is nothing special about it as I used the kit decals and it was a joy to build.
OOB it represents the A/C of Flight Leader Robert R.T.Smith, in Kunming, China, 1942. Smith was one of the original “Tigers” and is credited with 8.90 victories (you figure the .90). Prior to joining the AVG he was a USAAF flight instructor at Randolph Field.
I certainly would not hesitate in building another one of these kits. Hats off to Airfix.
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