The Mustang was among the best and most well-known fighters used by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, appearing in action in just about every theatre. Over 8,000 were built and the P-51D arrived in quantity in Europe in the spring of 1944, becoming the USAAF's primary long range escort fighter. The versatile Mustang also served as a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. Few Luftwaffe aircraft could match the P-51D, and by the end of the war, Mustangs had destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft in the air, more than any other USAAF fighter in Europe.
Airfix North American P-51D Mustang - Plastic Model Kit - 1:72 Scale.
The North American P51 Mustang is viewed as one of the iconic American fighters of the Second World War. Designed to an RAF specification, the Mustang was transformed once the Rolls Royce Merlin engine was installed. Its long range and excellent firepower made it a superb escort fighter, able to protect the bombers all the way to Berlin and back. After the war the P51 saw service in Korea and was used by some air arms up until the early 1980s.
- Scale: 1:72
- Flying Hours: 1
- Skill: 1
- Scale: 1:72
- Dimensions (mm): L136 x W157
- Number of Parts: 53
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PLASTIC MODEL KIT AND REQUIRES ASSEMBLY AND PAINTING, IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A TOY. PAINT AND GLUE NOT INCLUDED.