1/33 Bill Creech A-36 Apache Paper Model

1/33 Bill Creech A-36 Apache Paper Model

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311th Fighter Group
A-36 Apache AC# 43-6081

 

The North American A-36 Apache was the ground-attack/dive bomber version of the North American P-51A Mustang, from which it could be distinguished by the presence of rectangular, slatted dive brakes above and below the wings.  During WW2, five hundred A-36 aircraft served in North  Africa, the Mediterranean, Italy and the China-Burma-India theater, before being withdrawn from operational use in 1944. The 311th Fighter Group was one of only three groups to use A-36 Apache, with bases in India, Burma and China.

 

Colonel Bill Creech flew 60 missions against Japanese military targets as a Dragonfly of the 528th Fighter Squadron.  Shot down twice, he was forced  to survive in the hostile jungles of India and Burma.  It is unknown which actual A-36 aircraft of the 311th Creech was flying when he crashed in Burma in June of 1944.
A-36 serial number 43-6081 is recorded as crashed as of July 1944 and was
most likely one of the 311th aircraft flown by Col. Creech.

 

Col. Creech is one of the veteran combat pilots interviewed by artist/historian John Mollison. A fine-art print of another 311th Apache, autographed by Col. Creech, is available.

 

Paper Model Model Details: Approx. 139 parts with two construction diagrams and a wire template. Opaque canopy, layered wheels, rolled landing-gear legs, and printed wheel wells. Fuselage formers; single-piece wing spar with airfoil formers. Two bombs. Degree of Difficulty: 3/5.

 

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Bill Creech A-36 Apache Paper Model

Bombed up, 43-6081 departs on another mission somewhere in the CBI theater.

 

Bill Creech A-36 Apache Paper Model

 

Bill Creech A-36 Apache Paper Model 

 

(Photos below courtesy of Dave Finkleman)

North American A-36 Apache fighter dive bomber paper model

 

North American A-36 Apache fighter dive bomber paper model

 

North American A-36 Apache fighter dive bomber paper model

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