This is one of the P40-E aircraft that formed part of the American Volunteer Group (AVG), known as the Flying Tigers, a unit of the Chinese Air Force, recruited from US aviators. The Flying Tigers were divided into three pursuit squadrons, the Adam and Eve; Panda Bears; and Hells Angels. Robert Neale was the top flying ace with the AVG, amassing 13 victories. He took over 1st Squadron pursuit squadron Adam and Eve, after its previous commander was killed. He was awarded the British DSC for his exploits in the defence of Burma. This model celebrates his command in which he helped keep the Japanese from entering China from Burma and threatening Kunming.