CNAC CBI Silver Pilot Wing: AVG, 14th AF, Flying Tigers

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 11, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

(SEE MY EQUALLY RARE CNAC PIN IN THE AUCTION CLOSING A FEW MINUTES AFTER THIS ONE.)

In the eyes of American historians and militaria collectors, CNAC (the Chinese National Aviation Corporation) will always be associated with the AVG and Flying Tigers of all sorts since many of those AVG pilots went to CNAC on the disbanding of the AVG in 1942.

This is a 100% correct and righteous theater-made CNAC wing. It could easily have belonged to an American Volunteer Group pilot but the fact is lost to history now.

The detail and construction is impressive, theater-made work at its very best. THe wing has the massive size, weightiness and subtance rarely found in a theater-made piece. It is a must-have for AVG, Flying Tiger, and CBI collectors of advanced status.

is some history of CNAC for those who are interested:

Before America's entry into the Pacific war, CNAC pioneered the famous route over the Hump between China and India. When the Burma Road was cut off by the Japanese Army during WWII, this route became the only source of outside supply for China. CNAC's operation of an airlift over the Hump became the most glorious chapter in a notable history.

It was the world's first major airlift, and it was a pilot's nightmare.

The 500-mile route traversed some of the most treacherous country in the world. Flying with few or no
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