Corgi AA32207 USAAF North American P-51D Mustang Fighter - Capt. Leonard 'Kit' Carson, "Nooky Booky III", 362nd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, Europe, 1944 (1:72 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.
This particular 1:72 scale replica of a P-51D Mustang was flown by Captain Leonard 'Kit' Carson and nicknamed "Nooky Booky III". Sold Out!
Wingspan: 6.75 inches
Length: 5 inches
Historical Account: "Kit" - Top scorer of the 357th Fighter Group with 18.5 aerial victories plus 3.5 more by strafing was Leonard "Kit" Carson. Scoring all of his kills in a single tour with the 362nd Fighter Squadron and using five Mustangs all called "Nooky Booky," he in fact achieved most of his tally in the last six months of the war in his fourth Mustang, a P-51K called "Nooky Booky IV."