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-51B/C aircraft “Topper” as flown by Capt. Edward Toppins. Toppins achieved near-Ace pilot status, earning an impressive four aerial victories and flying 141 missions. Capt. Toppins continued his service as the Commanding Officer of the 602nd Air Engineering Squadron at the Lockbourne Army Air Base of Ohio but was killed while piloting a B-52 bomber which crashed in 1946.
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.