GMP GMP51002 USAAF North American P-51D Mustang - Chuck Yeager, "Glamorous Glen III", 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, ETO, 1944 (1:35 Scale)
"Why should we have a navy at all? There are no enemies for it to fight except apparently the Army Air Force."
- General Carl Spaatz, Commander of the US 8th Army Air Force, after WWII
No other aircraft of WWII could fly as high, go as far, or fight as hard as the famed Mustang. Piloted by a record 281 Aces, this agile and ferocious dogfighter tallied more kills than any other Allied airplane. As the bombers of the Eighth Air Force fought their way deep into Hitler's Germany, it was the Mustang that cleared the skies of Luftwaffe fighters. The powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin engine gave the Mustang a speed of 445 mph. Re-styled with an aerodynamic bubble canopy for greater visibility, and outfitted with 6 fast-firing .50 caliber machine guns, the P-51 became the best fighter of the war.
Pictured here is a 1:35 scale diecast replica of a US North American P-51D Mustang fighter, nicknamed "Glamorous Glen III", which was flown by legendary ace Chuck Yeager. Features fully functional landing gear, flaps, rudder, ailerons, radiator exhaust and bypass doors. Canopy slides back and forth. Includes opening wing gun access doors, removable engine cowling to expose highly detailed Merlin V12 Engine, and external drop tanks or 500 lb. bombs. Limited edition run of only 1,500 pieces produced. Special Edition Aces Book included as a bonus! Sold Out!
Wingspan: 11 inches
Length: 12.5 inches
Release Date: May 2004
Historical Account: In 1943 General Chuck Yeager was sent to England with his squadron to battle over the skies of Europe. In his faithful P-51D Mustang "Glamourous Glenn III" he flew 64 missions and shot down 13 German aircraft during his tour. Yeager's courage was put to the test when his plane was shot down over Germany. He escaped capture and went on later to break the sound barrier.