Early in 1940 the British Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation about the possibility of producing Curtiss P-40 aircraft for the RAF. North American replied they could, within a matter of months, deliver a new aircraft of superior performance to the P-40. Although North American had no previous experience at designing fighter planes, the British accepted their proposal, and thus was born the P-51 Mustang. The P-51D was the major production model of the Mustang, nearly 8,000 being built. It had four .50 caliber guns in each wing and a bubble canopy. It possesed fine handling qualities, speed and reliability. Its exceptional range also meant that it could deliver the goods where no other fighter could. Few airplanes could claim all these attributes, and as such, the P-51 Mustang remains one of the greatest fighter planes of all times. Includes a 2-piece canopy, laminar-flow wings, rotating props, pilot figure, and rocket launchers. Paint colors needed: Aluminum, Red, Olive Drab, Green, Yellow, Interior Green, Black, Silver, and White.
|This plastic and metal model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|