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North American P-51D Mustang “118th TRS” Die-Cast Model

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6064
$119.99

One of the hallmarks in WWII history, the iconic P-51 Mustang is an aircraft that adapted and rose up against even the most powerful foes. 

One of the hallmarks in WWII history, the iconic P-51 Mustang is an aircraft that adapted and rose up against even the most powerful foes. Developed by North American Aviation in the 1940s as the successor of the P-40 Warhawk, it would be ordered by the Royal Air Force to serve as one of their mainline fighters. Though not originally purchased by the USAAF, the intervention of General Hap Arnold resulted in 55 of the early examples being retained, seeing use as photo-reconnaissance aircraft in North Africa.

 

Accepted in 1942 by the USAAF, the first P-51A fighters to join the ranks were somewhat limited in their capability, equipped with the Allison V-1710 which struggled at high altitude. Thankfully, their first deployment to China Burma India theatre was mainly low altitude combat. By the fall of 1942, an experimental version of the Mustang was fitted with the British “Merlin” engine, which resulted in a huge gain at high altitude, over 100mph faster speeds at 30,000 ft. Within the next year, this new powerplant was in every P-51B and C fighter while they served as high-altitude escorts for bombers over Germany. Just another year later, the new P-51D model would grace the skies, with the advanced “bubble canopy” design for greater visibility. This variant would also see and increase from four to six .50 caliber machine guns for greater firepower and improved K-14 gun-sight. Delivering by spring of 1944, these became the primary escorts of B-17 Flying Fortresses, completing the legacy of the Mustang with a final combat score of 4,950 downed opponents.

 

The only pilot to receive “Ace in a day” status in the China-Burma-India theater, Lt. Col. Edward O. McComas boasted 14 aerial victories over his career. Rewarded for his actions, this highly decorated P-51D Mustang was a gift by the 14th Air Force commander Claire Chennault in December of 1944. During the following months, McComas would operate his new steed over China as part of the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Force. Die-Cast version features engraved panel lines, pad printed decals, authentic livery, and accurate attachable fuel tanks or bombs. Also includes optional landing gear, moving flaps, and display stand to show the aircraft in flight. Measures 8” in length with a 9.25" wingspan at 1:72 scale. 

 

  • Features a high-quality paint scheme, etched panel lines and pad printed decals that reflect its real-life counterpart.
  • All antennas, reflective lights, and surface details have been carefully added to the model.
  • Includes deployed or retracted landing gear, moving flaps, attachable fuel tanks or bombs, and display stand to show the aircraft in flight.
  • Has an opening canopy with pilot figurine that can be placed inside.
  • Measures 8”l with a 9.25” wingspan at 1:48 Scale.
  • Highly collectible and officially licensed model.

One of the hallmarks in WWII history, the iconic P-51 Mustang is an aircraft that adapted and rose up against even the most powerful foes. Developed by North American Aviation in the 1940s as the successor of the P-40 Warhawk, it would be ordered by the Royal Air Force to serve as one of their mainline fighters. Though not originally purchased by the USAAF, the intervention of General Hap Arnold resulted in 55 of the early examples being retained, seeing use as photo-reconnaissance aircraft in North Africa.

 

Accepted in 1942 by the USAAF, the first P-51A fighters to join the ranks were somewhat limited in their capability, equipped with the Allison V-1710 which struggled at high altitude. Thankfully, their first deployment to China Burma India theatre was mainly low altitude combat. By the fall of 1942, an experimental version of the Mustang was fitted with the British “Merlin” engine, which resulted in a huge gain at high altitude, over 100mph faster speeds at 30,000 ft. Within the next year, this new powerplant was in every P-51B and C fighter while they served as high-altitude escorts for bombers over Germany. Just another year later, the new P-51D model would grace the skies, with the advanced “bubble canopy” design for greater visibility. This variant would also see and increase from four to six .50 caliber machine guns for greater firepower and improved K-14 gun-sight. Delivering by spring of 1944, these became the primary escorts of B-17 Flying Fortresses, completing the legacy of the Mustang with a final combat score of 4,950 downed opponents.

 

The only pilot to receive “Ace in a day” status in the China-Burma-India theater, Lt. Col. Edward O. McComas boasted 14 aerial victories over his career. Rewarded for his actions, this highly decorated P-51D Mustang was a gift by the 14th Air Force commander Claire Chennault in December of 1944. During the following months, McComas would operate his new steed over China as part of the 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Force. Die-Cast version features engraved panel lines, pad printed decals, authentic livery, and accurate attachable fuel tanks or bombs. Also includes optional landing gear, moving flaps, and display stand to show the aircraft in flight. Measures 8” in length with a 9.25" wingspan at 1:72 scale. 

 

  • Features a high-quality paint scheme, etched panel lines and pad printed decals that reflect its real-life counterpart.
  • All antennas, reflective lights, and surface details have been carefully added to the model.
  • Includes deployed or retracted landing gear, moving flaps, attachable fuel tanks or bombs, and display stand to show the aircraft in flight.
  • Has an opening canopy with pilot figurine that can be placed inside.
  • Measures 8”l with a 9.25” wingspan at 1:48 Scale.
  • Highly collectible and officially licensed model.

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