- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Highly detailed, moveable components.
- Display stand included.
- Measures 8” L x 9” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult 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 “Old Crow” (BUNO 414450) flow by Captain C.E. “Bud” Anderson of the 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group in 1944. “Bud” was a triple ace in World War II and he also served during the Vietnam War. He was good friends and served with Chuck Yeager during their time with the 357th Figher Group.
This Hobby Master model is highly detailed collectors model. As with most Hobby Master models From the photos one can see that the tire treads are distinguishable as well as a landing light and even suspension elements. The wings have movable surfaces and the propeller is made of metal and rotates very smoothly. The cockpit is very detailed and the canopy can slide back. A pilot figure is included and at 1/48 scale one can see that the details are painted in different colors. Two sets of external fuel tanks are included and these are optional to be attached on the wings
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.