1/33 Aces George Welch Curtiss P-40B Warhawk Paper Model
This kit is part of the Aces of Ecardmodels Series and Ecardmodel Exclusive.
Born George Louis Schwartz, Jr., (May 10, 1918 – October 12, 1954) his name was changed due to anti-German sentiments from World War I, 2nd Lt. George Welch was a World War II flying ace, a Medal of Honor nominee, and an experimental aircraft pilot after the war. Welch is best known both for being one of over 17 USAF fighter pilots able to get airborne to engage the Japanese forces in the Attack on Pearl Harbor and for allegedly being thef irst pilot to break the ‘sound barrier’ (two weeks before Chuck Yeager) in his prototype XP-86 Sabre. However, the flight is generally not recognized as an official record because of a lack of a verifiable speed measurement and the fact that it was done in a dive vs the X-1 doing it in level flight.
Model 13 Pages, includes;
Photographic Cover Page,
6 Pages of Cardstock Parts
Degree of Difficulty: 4/5.