Retro 51 Flying Tiger Artist Proof Prototype Rollerball Pen
On August 15, 1945 the end of World War II was announced! In honor of this seventieth anniversary Retro 51 brings the next Tornado Popper, the Flying Tiger! The shark-faced nose art of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG), nicknamed the Flying Tigers, remains among one of the most recognizable images of World War II.
The AVG was a squadron of American volunteers led by Claire Lee Chennault, that had tremendous success in their missions despite formidable odds of being outnumbered, limited supplies and brutal fighting in the Pacific.
This design has been acid-etched with rivets, then lacquered in army green, printed with the iconic shark face and number 70 and finished with antique silver accents.
500 pieces where produced, this is the artist proof.
This retractable rollerball has a twist-top mechanism and gives you smooth-flowing rollerball ink or switch it to a ballpoint pen with a refill change.
The images are of the actual pen for sale, please review them carefully prior to purchase.
Please Note: This is the actual Artist Proof of the Retro 51 Flying Tiger Rollerball Pen. It does have some light nicks and surface marks and does not come with a Retro 51 Tube or booklet.
Line # 533887