Dragon Models 1/72 scale 50052; North American P-51D Mustang Mk.IV of 3 Sqn, RAAF. Intricate detailed diecast model with opening canopy and moving control surfaces. Now extremely hard to find.
Length 5.25 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
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.”
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Dragon Models produce some of the most detailed diecast metal P-51 models available. Each model is assembled from sturdy metal components featuring detailed panel lines, antennas, access panels and other surface details. All feature accurately researched exterior markings and placards which are applied using a state-of-the-art pad printing process so they will not fade or peel like decals. The canopy can optionally be displayed in an opened position, revealing a detailed cockpit interior. The flaps can also be positioned in the retracted or extended position. Finally, the model may be shown “in flight” on its display stand, or firmly on the ground when the metal landing gear is attached. Die-hard P-51 fans will be impressed with the attention to detail shown in the construction of this model.