A Handsome Colt .45 Pistol Saluting the Bold Pioneers of Military Aviation
The Armed Forces Commemorative Society and America Remembers introduce the U.S. Army Air Corps Tribute Pistol. This commemorative firearms edition features the pioneers of the sky.
The Air Corps Act of July 2, 1926 established the Army Air Corps, and marked a turning point in America’s future rise to air supremacy. In the next few years, Air Corps pilots pushed themselves and their aircraft to set new records in speed, altitude, endurance and distance. For the pilots of the era, it must have certainly been an exciting time, as they established record after record and soared to new heights of achievement.
Now, the Armed Forces Commemorative Society and America Remembers proudly present the U.S. Army Air Corps Tribute Pistol. The Army Air corps Tribute handsomely captures the daring pioneers of the sky and many of the legendary aircraft from he period on the classic Colt .45 Government Model Pistol. Each pistol from this commemorative firearms edition is polished and elegantly decorated in 24-karat gold and nickel by craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers for this historic Tribute and the Tribute is available exclusively from America Remembers.
Decorations on the left side of the slide feature the Douglas 0-38F observation biplane from the early 1930’s, the Consolidated PT-1, “Trusty,” so named for its solid construction and dependability as an early trainer, the Boeing P-12E, the last biplane fighter flown by the Army and also one of the best, the Martin B-10, an early monoplane bomber that included innovations like retractable landing gear, a rotating gun turret and internal bomb storage, all standard features on future bombers.
At the center of the slide on this commemorative firearms edition is a depiction of two early Air Corps aviators. Their leather helmets, goggles, and scarves were essential wardrobe elements when flying in open-cockpit planes, and are reproduced here.
On the right side of the slide are illustrations of the Stearman PT-13 “Kaydet,” a beautifully designed biplane trainer in use through the end of World War II, the Curtiss P-40E “Warhawk,” the rugged fighter plane which was America’s foremost fighter plane at the start of World War II, the Curtiss P-36A Hawk, among the first few fighters to battle invading Japanese airplanes at Pearl Harbor, the B-25B “Mitchell,” used in General “Jimmy” Doolittle’s famous bombing raid of Tokyo, and a Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress,” the colossal four-engine bomber used in strategic bombardments of German industrial and military targets. All artwork on this commemorative firearms edition is featured in 24-karat gold and nickel with a special blackened patinaed background for maximum detail and contrast.
Production of the U.S. Army Air Corps Tribute is limited to only 300 pistols. Displayed in your home or office, this grand tribute to America’s air aces will be a treasured heirloom for generations. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. We will arrange delivery of your Tribute through a licensed dealer of your choice. If for any reason you are less than satisfied with the Tribute, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund.
As we look back to the establishment of the Army Air Corps, Americans can be proud of the tremendous contributions made by these pioneers of aviation history. They risked their lives in pursuit of the dreams to establish America as a dominant air power. Through their courage and vision, American air power was able to soar to new heights, and today we are the undisputed champions of the air, defenders of freedom throughout the world.
Optional Display Case
You can order a handsome luxuriously lined custom-made display case with each order, including a brass identification plaque.
The Army Air Corps Tribute Pistol is issued by a private organization to honor America’s Armed Forces. Nothing in the decoration added to the basic firearm (including the informational content therein) is used as a trademark. Neither the United States Army nor any other component of the Department of Defense has supplied, approved, endorsed, or authorized this product or any portion thereof.
Since the “Army Air Corps Tribute” is a working Colt .45 Pistol, we will arrange delivery through a licensed firearms dealer of your choice. (Not available in California, Maryland or Massachusetts)
I wish to reserve the “Army Air Corps Tribute,” a working Colt .45 pistol, at the current issue price of $2,195. Each pistol is numbered within the edition limit of 300 and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and display case. Thirty day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per pistol. I will pay the balance at the rate of $100 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
* All orders are subject to acceptance and credit verification prior to shipment. Sales tax is required in certain states and will be added. Shipping and handling will be added to each order. Virginia residents please add sales tax.