Airfix North American P-51D Mustang™ 1:72
The North American P-5 l Mustang is viewed as one of the most iconic American fighters of the Second World War. Designed to an RAF specificatopn 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 P-51 saw service in Korea and was used by some air aims up untiol the early 1980s.
As one of the most capable fighter aircraft of WWII, the North American Mustang allowed Allied pilots to take a heavy toll of Luftwaffe aircraft, both in the air and on the ground. With many units painting their aircraft in highly visible schemes, they hoped to lure Luftwaffe fighters into combat, whilst also aiding recognition of friendly aircraft in the melee of a dogfight.
Always a favourite with the modeller, this latest Mustang marks an aircraft flying with the 352ndFighter Group, the famed ‘Blue Nosers’ of Bodney.
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