- WWII Aircraft Series
- Diecast and plastic parts.
- Pre painted.
- Display base included.
- Minor assembly required.
- Approximate dimensions: L 5.55” x 6.54” Wingspan x 2.05” H
- Package dimensions:11.25” L x 7.75” W x 3.8” H
- Display model, not a toy, for 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 April 1940 by a team headed by James Kindelberger of North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission. The Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation to build Curtiss P-40 fighters under license for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Rather than build an old design from another company, North American Aviation proposed the design and production of a more modern fighter. The prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed, and first flew on 26 October.
Following combat experience the P-51D series introduced a "teardrop", or "bubble", canopy to rectify problems with poor visibility to the rear of the aircraft. The new model Mustang also had a redesigned wing; alterations to the undercarriage up-locks and inner-door retracting mechanisms meant that there was an additional fillet added forward of each of the wheel bays, increasing the wing area and creating a distinctive "kink" at the wing root's leading edges.
The P-51D became the most widely produced variant of the Mustang.
This Forces Of Valor P-51D model replicates “Petite 3rd” flown by Lt. Col. John C. Meyer, 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, United States Army Air Force, 1944.
This display model is a great addition to your collection.