U.S.A.A.F. Tuskegee Airman, 1943-45

Price: $25.00


W. Britain

1/30 Scale Resin and Metal Kit, Unpainted, Unassembled

These models come out of the box pre-cleaned and prepped. Their polyurethane resin construction means sharp, crisp detail with no flash and little pitting. The metal parts are clean and sturdy.
This model kit is simple to assemble but by no means are they simple toys. They are highly detailed, historically accurate model kits – the most ardent modeler can’t deny the quality and detail found in these kits!
The team behind Campaign Miniatures are avid modelers, collectors, and above all, historians. They have put a lot of research and analysis to make all of their products correct and accurate. And all Campaign Miniatures are compatible in size and scale with W.Britain figures and accessories so you can mix and match your completed kits. Keep an eye out for the ever expanding range of figures, vehicles, and accessories.

U.S.A.A.F. Tuskegee Airman, 1943-45
The 99th Pursuit Squadron was the U.S. Army Air Forces’ first African American fighter squadron. The Army Air Corps established a training program for black aviators at the Tuskegee Institute thus earning them the nickname the “Tuskegee Airmen.” Their other nickname, “Red Tails,” came after they painted the tail assembly of their fighters a conspicuous crimson. On their 179 bomber escort missions they lost a total of only 27 bombers – a good record of protection. On one mission to destroy a tank factory in Berlin, they shot down three German Me 262s (history’s first jet fighter) in a single day. For this and the rest of their exemplary service, the squadron was awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations.