General Claire Chennault was the commander of
this famous squadron "The Flying Tigers," which had
tremendous odds against them in both the number of enemy's and the lack
of parts for their little squadron stuck in nowhere China.
The P-40 came in several versions, the P-40C - Tomahawk,
the P-40F, Kittyhawk II, and the P-40N, Kittyhawk IV, and the Warhawk.
These planes were manufactured by Curtiss Wright Corporation. The engines
varied from a 1040 hp Allison V-12 to a 1200 hp Allison V-12. The
maximum speed was 343 mph with an initial climb rate of 2,120 fpm for
the N version. the P-40 n weighed 6,700 lbs empty and 11,400 lbs
max. The length was 33' 4" Wingspan 37' 3.5" and the height was
12' 4" The first flight of the P-40 was January 1940 with the
experimental version the P-40 was flown in October 1939.
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Claws Stan Stokes. Ken Jernstedt, one of
39 Flying Tiger aces of World War II with 10½ confirmed
victories, has just defeated a Japanese Nakajima Ki-27
"Nate." 16"x 11½"print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Last Combat Roy Grinnell.
Col. Robert Scott,
the first commander of the 23rd Fighter Group - successor to
Claire Chennault's Flying Tigers - attacks a formation of
Japanese bombers during his last combat mission, December
26, 1942. 30"x 24" limited edition, numbered print is signed
by the artist and by Brig. Gen. Scott.
Sharks of China Jim Laurier. The American
Volunteer Group (AVG), or "Flying Tigers" as they came to be
known, flew against the Japanese before the U.S. was
officially involved in WWII. After their disbandment on July
4, 1942, the pilots of the AVG were allowed to continue
flying if they joined the U.S. Army Air Force's 23rd Fighter
Group. One such pilot, David Lee "Tex" Hill, is shown here
standing in front of his Mustang with some of his ground
crew at the airfield in Kweilin, China, after returning from
a mission. 24"x 18" limited edition, numbered print is
signed by the artist and three members of the 23rd Fighter
Group, including "Tex" Hill.
Gotcha! Paul Wollman. John Blackburn, R.T.
Smith, and "Duke" Hedman - Flying Tigers of the 3rd
Squadron, "Hell's Angels" - peel off to attack a formation
of Mitsubishi Ki-21 "Sally" bombers headed for a raid over
Burma. This hand numbered, limited edition print measures
Tiger Pass Jim Laurier. David Lee "Tex" Hill
flies his Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk through the hills of
southwestern China, sporting perhaps the most recognizable
of all WWII paint schemes: the famous shark face design of
the "Flying Tigers." 27"x 19" limited edition print is
signed and numbered by the artist and Col. Tex Hill.
Exterminator Sam Lyons. Robert Scott's P-40E
sits at rest during a break in the action with the Flying
Tigers in China. 22½"x 15" limited edition print is signed
and numbered by the artist and Brig. Gen. Scott.
Begins Roy Grinnell. In their first World
War II action, the AVG Flying Tigers - flying their
distinctive P-40 Warhawks - attack Japanese bombers
southeast of Kumming, China, on December 20, 1941. Limited
edition 30"x 24" numbered print is signed by the artist and
by 30 Flying Tigers including Tex Hill, Dick Rossi, Chuck
Older, Peter Wright and Joe Rosbert.
The Day I
Owned the Sky Marc Stewart. Old Exterminator,
the P-40 Warhawk flown by 22-victory ace Col. Robert L.
Scott, Jr., the 23rd Fighter Group commander who went on to
become a brigadier general, shoots down two Kawasaki Ki-48s
in a single pass over Yunnan-Yi, China, on December 26,
1942. 24"x 18" limited edition, numbered print is signed by
the artist and by Scott.
The Bite of
the Tiger Russell Smith. Col. Ed Rector, in
his Flying Tigers P-40 Warhawk, attacks a Japanese Army
convoy attempting to cross into China via the Burma Road.
33½"x 23½" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the
artist and Col. Rector.
Solo Attack Marii Chernev. Earning a Silver
Star for this action, Lt. Philip Adair, in his 80th Fighter
Group "Burma Banshees" P-40N, single-handedly attacks a
force of twenty-four "Sally" bombers and thirty-five "Oscar"
fighters headed for the American airfield at Nagaghuli,
India, disrupting the formation before it reaches its
target. 25"x 18" print.
Tigers Formation Flight Signed Photo This reprint of an authentic World
War II color photograph captures the Flying Tigers in action
over China. Signed by Aces David Lee "Tex" Hill and Robert
Layher of the 2nd Squadron and J. Richard "Dick" Rossi of
the 1st Squadron. 10"x 8" photo arrives ready to frame and
includes a certificate of authenticity and full history.
Sighting John Shaw. Giving teeth to the
Flying Tigers was Job One for the armorers who, on this day
during the early months of World War II, are bore-sighting
"Tex" Hill's P-40 on the firing range. This 37½"x 23"
limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and
by 11 of the original Flying Tigers, including Tex Hill who,
we are sad to report, passed away on October 11th of this
With What They Had John Shaw. Just days before the
December, 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Clark
Field, Philippine Islands, P-40 Warhawks take off as a B-17
of the 19th Bomb Group stationed at Clark is readied for the
day's practice mission. 37½"x 21¾" limited edition, numbered
print is signed by the artist and by three veterans of the
19th Bomb Group, which flew the first American bombing
missions of World War II.
Tigers 2nd Squadron Signed Photo This reprint of an authentic World
War II photograph captures the 2nd Squadron flanking one of
their shark-mouthed P-40s. Signed by three members of the
2nd including the recently deceased David Lee "Tex" Hill.
10"x 8" photo arrives ready to frame and includes a
certificate of authenticity and a full history.
The other members that signed the B&W photo are Robert
Keeton, Bob Layher, Dick Ross.
Louie Heinz Krebs. P-40s of the 325th
Fighter Group - the Checkertail Clan - led by their
commander, Lt. Col. Gordon Austin flying "Lighthouse Louie,"
take out lighthouses on the North African coast, which were
often used by the Germans as early warning observation
posts. 23"x 19" limited edition, numbered print is signed by
the artist and by Gordon Austin.
#0076103 Price: $125.00
Louie with a FREE Book when you Purchase the Print
Heinz Krebs. P-40s of the 325th Fighter Group - the
Checkertail Clan - led by their commander, Lt. Col. Gordon
Austin flying "Lighthouse Louie," take out lighthouses on
the North African coast, which were often used by the
Germans as early warning observation posts. 23"x 19" limited
edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by
P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTO
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 43
Molesworth. This book details the experiences of the
American P-40 pilots of the Desert Air Force and Twelfth Air
Force in the North African and Mediterranean theaters during
WWII. A total of 16 USAAF squadrons flew the Warhawk in the
MTO, claiming 592 Axis aircraft shot down. Individually, 16
pilots scored five or more kills, and it is their exploits
that are featured here. 96 pages, 105 B&W photographs, 40
color profiles, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
Sharks Heinz Krebs.
P-40 Warhawks of the
325th Fighter Group, the "Checkertail Clan," attack a German
tank column in the Tunisian desert during the defeat of
Rommel's Afrika Korps in the spring of 1943. 37"x 26"
limited edition print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Too Late Keith Ferris. Lt. Joe Moore, in
his Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk at 22,000 feet over Clark Field,
defends against Japanese attackers - including Saburo Sakai
in his Zero pursing Lt. Sam Grashio in his P-40E - as war
begins on December 8, 1941, in the Philippines. This 31½"x
25¼" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist
and by all three pilots of the planes depicted.
John Shaw. Curtiss Tomahawk and
P-40E Kittyhawk fighters of the legendary American Volunteer
Group (AVG) - the Flying Tigers - return from a patrol near
their base at Kweilin, China, in mid-1942. 39½"x 21" limited
edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by 16
members of the AVG.
Scramble - Welch Dan Zoernig. Minutes after taking
off from Haleiwa Field, 2nd Lt. George Welch in his P-40B
Warhawk joins the attack on a flight of Aichi Type 99 "Val"
dive bombers en route to the Marine base at Ewa Field during
Japan's December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Welch and
his squadron mate, 2nd Lt. Kenneth M. Taylor (bottom in
print), made two flights over Hawaii that day and were the
first officially decorated U.S. heroes of World War II. 13"x
19" limited edition print is signed and numbered by the
Scramble - Taylor Dan Zoernig. Flying a P-40B
Tomahawk of the 47th Fighter Squadron stationed at Haleiwa
Field, 2nd Lt. Kenneth M. Taylor downs an Aichi D3A1 "Val"
dive bomber en route to the Marine base at Ewa Field during
Japan's December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Taylor and
his squadron mate, 2nd Lt. George Welch, made two flights
over Hawaii that day and were the first officially decorated
U.S. heroes of World War II. Limited edition 13"x 19" print
is signed and numbered by the artist.
Warhawk Tony Weddel. The exploits of the
A.V.G. (American Volunteer Group), also known as the Flying
Tigers, are now legendary. During the brief time that the
Flying Tigers defended China and Burma against the
incursions of the Japanese, they racked up a high
kill-to-loss ratio and the gratitude of a nation. Here we
see a pair of Tigers downing a Japanese fighter over the
winding Burma Road. 23"x 19" print.
#0008521 Price: $19.95
Banana! Dan Zoernig. It's June, 1943, and
Sergente Maggiore Ennio Tarantola - who once sold bananas
from a pushcart - shoots past in his Macchi C.202 Folgore
while downing a P-40 Kittyhawk over the isle of Sardinia for
his eighth aerial victory. 19"x 13" limited edition print is
signed and numbered by the artist.
#0071805 Price: $39.95
One Off at
Darwin Randy Green. Capt. Andrew J.
Reynolds of the 49th Fighter Group flies his P-40E Warhawk
in defense of the port of Darwin, Australia in April 1942
after Japan won bases on Rabaul. 27¾"x 23" limited edition
print is signed and numbered by the artist and 49th FG ace
Col. James "Duckbutt" Watkins.
#0007131 Price: $64.95
Breakthrough at Cassino Robert Bailey.
A P-40 Warhawk flown
by 1st Lt. Ralph Giovanniello and an A-36 Apache flown by
Capt. Robert Johnson lead a formation from the 27th
Fighter-Bomber Group over Cassino after attacking German
defensive positions atop Monastery Hill in May, 1944. 33"x
21½" limited edition, numbered print is signed by the artist
and by six Cassino veterans including Giovanniello and
#0070418 Price: $195.00
Tigers Robert Taylor.
Over the Hsiang Chiang river in southern China, August 5, 1944,
the P-40s of the 75th and 16th Fighter Squadrons engage Nakajima fighters
in a rolling dogfight. 500 S/N by artist and five
of the pilots involved. 32"x 23½" print.
New Guinea Nicolas Trudgian.
A P-40E Kittyhawk flown by Dick Cresswell - the commanding officer
of 77 Squadron, RAAF - tangles with a Japanese Zero over New
Guinea in 1942. 16"x 13" limited edition, numbered print is
signed by the artist and by Cresswell.
New Guinea with a FREE Book
Nicolas Trudgian. A P-40E Kittyhawk flown by Dick Cresswell
- the commanding officer of 77 Squadron, RAAF - tangles with
a Japanese Zero over New Guinea in 1942. 16"x 13" limited
edition, numbered print is signed by the artist and by
Tomahawk and Kittyhawk Aces of the RAF and Commonwealth
Thomas. Lend-lease P-40s became the staple fighters in
several conflicts, flying with RAF, Australian and other
squadrons in North Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Although often outperformed by enemy aircraft, many pilots
enjoyed success. This book charts the careers of the men who
"made ace" in these often underestimated fighters. 112
pages, 116 B&W photographs, 40 color profiles, 7¼"x 9¾",
Tiger! Jack Fellows. This unique
"Electric Art" framed print depicts Robert T. Smith of the
First American Volunteer Group, "The Flying Tigers," in his
original P-40C number 77, 3rd Squadron. Dramatic as it is,
what makes this print extra special are the two mini light
bulbs on the wings and L.E.D. lights on the fuselage that
actually light up! Truly a fun and unique piece. 36"x 20"
print is powered by an included AC adaptor and arrives ready
Tiger! Jack Fellows.
Robert T. Smith of the First American Volunteer Group, "The Flying
Tigers," in his original P-40C, number 77,
3rd Squadron. 36"x 20¼" print.
in China Dan Zoernig. Displaying its
menacing shark's mouth nose art, a P-40C Warhawk of the 3rd
Squadron "Hell's Angels," American Volunteer Group Flying
Tigers, awaits its next mission. 19"x 13" limited edition
print is signed and numbered by the artist.
America Strikes Back Robert Taylor.
This dramatic print
shows USAAF pilot Ken Taylor in his P-40, with George Welch
in close company, bringing down his second Japanese Val on
December 7, 1941. In the background, pillars of smoke rise
from Hangar 6 housing the naval float planes and from the
up-turned battleship Oklahoma. 30"x 23" limited edition
print is signed and numbered by the artist, Brig. Gen. Ken
Taylor and four other distinguished pilots. Includes a FREE
81-A-2 Thomas Tullis.
This profile view
of Charles Older's P-40 depicts his famous Flying Tigers
paint scheme and features a brief biographical statement
about this AVG double-ace. 17"x 11" giclée print is signed
by the artist.
P-40E Warhawk Thomas Tullis.
This profile view
of Col. Robert L. Scott's fighter depicts his famous Flying
Tigers paint scheme from July 1942, when he commanded Claire
Chennault's 23rd Fighter Group. Also features a brief
biographical statement about this AVG leader. 17"x 11"
giclée print is signed by the artist.
Exterminator Robert Scott Ernie Boyette.
Signed by Col.
Robert Scott, author of God is My Co-Pilot, this limited
edition print features a profile-view of his P-40 with the
famed Flying Tigers markings. Known as the "One Man Air
Force" because of his countless successful missions in Old
Exterminator, he flew over 100,000 miles and nearly 500
hours of combat. Print measures 24"x 18" and is also signed
by the artist.
Warhawk Data Poster Ted Williams.
poster includes a large three-view drawing of the Warhawk;
illustrations of significant P-40s including aircraft from
the Flying Tigers, the Aleutian Tigers and the Burma
Banshees; aircraft specifications; and brief commentary on
the Warhawk's development and features. It's as informative
as it is decorative! 24"x 18".
Fighters Throw Trace the evolution of the U.S.
Army Air Corps' - and later the U.S. Air Force's - finest
aircraft with this throw featuring 15 aircraft including a
P-26A, an F-104 Starfighter, a P-40C Tomahawk, an F-4C
Phantom and an F-16 Falcon. The richly detailed woven images
commemorate these fine aircraft and pay tribute to all those
who flew them. 48"x 60" throw; 100% cotton.
#0067003 Price: $59.95
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