A55107 Airfix Small Starter Set - North American Mustang Mk.IV

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First flying in October 1940, The North American P-51 Mustang was American fighter aircraft developed by the North American Aviation Company between 1940-1945. The P-51 became one the most successful fighter aircraft\n of the Second World War. With over 15,000 built, The P-51 served with many air forces at the time including the USAAF, RAF & the Royal Canadian Air Force. 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\n 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,\n Italian and Pacific theaters. During World War II, Mustang pilots claimed to have destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft. The P-51D was heavilly used in the fight against the Luftwaffe during the later years of the war as bomber escorts over Germany & Italy & ground attack aircraft, gaining the nickname \"Tankbusters\". This kit represents the P-51D Mustang in 1945 RAF Colours including RAF decals. This kit comes in moulded grey plastic. Construction & Painting is required GLUE & PAINTS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SET

  • Scale: 1:72
  • Length: 136mm
  • Width: 156mm
  • No. of Parts: 53
  • Decal Options: 1
  • Era: WW2 1941-45
  • Skill Level: 1
  • Flying Hours: 1
  • Age Suitability: 8+