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The P-51B Mustang earned its reputation as one of the greatest fighters of the Second World War perhaps of all time.
The replacement of the 1,100 hp Allison V-1710-39 engine in the original design to the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine brought the Mustang into the realm of excellence.
This single-seat fighter plane excelled with its deadly weaponry, high speed and long-range maneuverability. This combination made the Mustand unparalleled as an escort fighter, interceptor and ground attacker, Also used for reconnaissance missions the Mustang proved its worth by staying active around the world well into the seventies.
- Highly detailed cockpit interior & landing gear bay.
- Fully engraved panel lines & rivet detail.
- Various under-wing stores included.
- Includes authentic USAAF & RAF markings for three versions.
From late 1943, P-51Bs and P-51Cs (supplemented by P-51Ds from mid-1944) were used by the USAAF's Eighth Air Force to escort bombers in raids over Germany, while the RAF's Second Tactical Air Force and the USAAF's Ninth Air Force used the Merlin-powered Mustangs as fighter-bombers, roles in which the Mustang helped ensure Allied air superiority in 1944. The P-51 was also used by Allied air forces in the North African, Mediterranean, Italian and Pacific theaters. During World War II, Mustang pilots claimed to have destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft. (Wikipedia)
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