- Air Power Series
- Pilot’s Signature Edition
- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Highly detailed, moveable components.
- Display stand included.
- Measures 8” L x 9.25” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation. First flight of the Mustang was on October 26th 1940 and introduced into service in January 1942. The official last year of service was 1984 with the Dominican Air Force. Over 15,000 Mustangs were produced.
This model represents the Mustang (BUNO #44-72551) flown by Capt. Abner Aust Jr. of the 457th FS/ 506th FG in October 1944. In March 1945 Aust’s unit deployed to Tinian followed by Iwo Jima where he was credited with five aerial victories and three more ground aircraft during enemy airfield strafing. Abner Aust became the last U.S. Ace of WWII when he scored his fourth and fifth victories on August 10, 1945. In 1963 Aust was promoted to Colonel and served as Command of the 33rd FW in Florida, 31st FW Vietnam and 3rd Tactical FW South Korea.
This Hobby Master model is a limited edition signature series highly detailed collector’s model. The model features authentic paint scheme, opening canopy with a removeable pilot figure. Optional position landing gear, and display stand.
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.