The famed 332nd Fighter group, known as the Tuskegee Airmen, were America’s first all “Black” Fighter squadrons.
Finally recognized sixty years after the fact for their contributions in WW2, the four Red Tail Fighter squadrons have been immortalized
in more than one big budget Movie, and the Red Tails are now rightfully recognized as heroes of WW2.
This paper model builds the P-51C aircraft “Ina the Macon Belle” as flown by Lt.Col. Lee Archer.
Archer is considered by some as the first and only black U.S. pilot to earn an “ace” designation, for shooting down at least five enemy aircraft, although he later admitted to sharing the fifth victory with another pilot/aircraft. Regardless, he is a much respected pilot who received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery in WW2.
Paper Model Details:
over 200 parts including detailed construction diagrams and Fuselage and Wing formers.
Fully recessed and detailed Wheel Wells.
Fully detailed Landing Gear.
Complete detailed Cockpit.
Optional Clear or Printed canopies.
Optional Wing pylons.
Optional Drop Tanks.
Detailed graphic textures, with realistic weathering and surface features.
Degree of Difficulty: 3/5.
This model was previously published at ecardmodels.