The P-51 was designed in 1940 at Britain’s requestThe prototype was constructed within a 120-day limit. It was the Royal Air Force that bestowed the nickname “Mustang” on the type. In December 1943, P-51B first entered combat with the 354th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force in England. The bulk of the P-51B in combat status were assigned to the 8th and 9th Air Forces in England With a lesser number doing combat chores with the 12th and 15th U.S.A.A.F in Italy and surrounding areas. The P-51B was the prime variant from December 1943 until March 1944 at which time the P-51D began to appear in quantity with the 8th A.F. However, the P-51B remained predominant until the middle of 1944 and remained in combat till the end of the conflict. Of the 1,357,000 combat hours flown by the P-51s in all theatres of warand approximately 400,000 of that quantity by the ever present Bs.
Item No: 02283
Item Name: RAF Mustang III (P-51B/C)
Item Type: Static Aircraft
Model Brief: Length: 267mm Wingspan: 338mm
Total Parts: 292pcs
Metal Parts: n/a
Photo Etched Parts: 2 pcs
Film Parts: 1 pcs
Total Sprues: 12 sprues ,3 rubber tires
1) Mustang Mk.III, FB 387,PK-G of No 315 (Deblinski) Polish Squadron RAF,based at Brenzett, June 1944. flown by Polish ace S/Ldr Eugeniusz Horbaczews
-Left and right fuselage are slide moulded w/ authentic details
-Offer clear fuselage edition to assembly to show the full interior
This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.