North American P-51D Mustang – 375th FS, 361st FG, 8th AF, USAAF DISPLAYEDAdd to compare
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Dragon Warbirds 1/72 scale 50051: North American P-51D Mustang of the 375th FS, 361st FG, 8th AF, USAAF. This is the olive drab camouflage version, with sliding canopy and lowering flaps.
Length 5.25 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Model has been on display but almost complete with box and display stand but has a couple of imperfections, as follows: Drop tanks slightly different and one side will need blue tack to attach to model as attachment pins snapped off, Canopy frame repainted, Corgi main lowered undercarriage requiring blue tack to attach. Paint touched in where necessary. Photos of actual model
Designed to meet an RAF requirement for fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, the P-51 Mustang was first flown on October 26th, 1940. This versatile aircraft was capable of escorting bombers on long-range missions, engaging in dogfights, and dropping down to destroy German targets on the ground. At least eight versions of the P-51 were produced, but it was the definitive P-51D that gave the Mustang its classic warbird appearance. Britain and the US both tested the airframe with the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, which gave the aircraft tremendous performance gains. The Truman Senate War Investigating Committee called the Mustang “the most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence.”