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|Charity||Chennault Aviation and Military Museum|
|You can buy||from 01/27/2017 until 04/21/2017|
|This raffle is for a P40 Warhawk Flying Tiger Model Airplane. The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft. The Warhawk was used by the air forces of 28 nations, including those of most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in front line service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47. The P-40 first flew in 1938 and by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built. The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum highlights the use of the P-40 by telling how Claire Chennault secured this airplane for his famous Flying Tigers. He taught them the unique capabilities of this airplane and how it could be used in aerial combat against the Imperial Japanese Airforce. The Flying Tigers are credited with breaking combat records that remain to this day.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from mahogany by skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
Scale: 1/32 Length: 12.25" Wing Span: 14.5"
Proceeds from this raffle will directly support the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum’s story begins with the outset of WW II when this area was chosen to have the largest Navigation School in the U.S. The museums building is one of the last remaining buildings of the school that graduated over 15,000 navigators supplying over half the navigators in both theatres. Chennault Museum encompasses the rich aviation and military history of Northeast Louisiana and honors all of our U.S. veterans. All wars from World War I through Iraq and Afghanistan are featured in the many displays. The museum also highlights the beginnings of Delta Airlines that started in Monroe, Louisiana as a crop dusting business and grew to be the second largest airline in our world today.
In 2015, Chennault Museum became independent from the State of Louisiana due to the State’s extensive budget cuts. The facility now relies solely on contributions from people who are interested in preserving history and making sure our heroes are honored. Now, more than ever, we need to be reminded of all of the sacrifices that have been made for the American way of life that we all enjoy.
Raffle winner will be drawn on Friday, March 10th, 2017. The last day to purchase raffle tickets will be Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 12:00pm. Raffle winner will be notified via e-mail and phone call. Coordination of raffle delivery will be settled upon once winner is announced. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
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