The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under presidential authority and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. The shark-faced nose art of the Flying Tigers remains among the most recognizable image of any individual combat aircraft or combat unit of World War II.
All Hopper covers are sewn with matching color thread and black bias. Made from a custom fabric called SRF, a foam with polyester laminated to both sides. All hopper covers can be flipped inside out for an all black cover. Newer generations will have black thread on the inside.