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  Flight Line Issue #3: USAAF North American P-51D Mustang Fighter - Captain Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson, "Old Crow" with Ground Crew, 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, Leiston, England, 1944 (1:32 Scale)
Flight Line Issue #3: USAAF North American P-51D Mustang Fighter - Captain Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson, Old Crow with Ground Crew, 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, Leiston, England, 1944

Corgi Flight Line Issue #3: USAAF North American P-51D Mustang Fighter - Captain Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson, 'Old Crow' with Ground Crew, 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, Leiston, England, 1944




 
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Corgi AA34405 Flight Line Issue #3: USAAF North American P-51D Mustang Fighter - Captain Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson, "Old Crow" with Ground Crew, 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, Leiston, England, 1944 (1:32 Scale) "The best fighter pilot I ever saw."
- General Chuck Yeager, commenting on the flying skills of his fellow airman, Captain Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson

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 1:32 scale replica of a USAAF North American P-51D Mustang fighter that was piloted by Clarence "Bud" Anderson. Nicknamed "Old Crow", the aircraft comes with a ground crew and was attached to the 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, then deployed to RAF Leiston, England, during 1944. Features retractable landing gear, removable engine cowling, hinged doors, opening wing gun access doors, fully articulated control surfaces (air brakes, rudder, ailerons, and elevator) and pilot seated within the cockpit. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 14 inches

Release Date: July 2005

Historical Account: "Old Crow" - The P-51 Mustang was the American's answer to the Spitfire during World War II. In fact, they shared the same engine, the Mustang being powered by a Packard-built Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the type being known as "The Cadillac of the Skies". This particular example, serial number "44-14450" was the mount of WWII Triple Ace fighter pilot, Colonel Clarence 'Bud' Anderson, who served two combat tours escorting heavy bombers over Europe. He flew one hundred and sixteen combat missions (four hundred and eighty hours) and destroyed 16.25 enemy aircraft in aerial combat and another one on the ground. The aircraft wears the unit markings of the 362nd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, United States Army Air Force.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Fully articulated control surfaces (air brakes, rudder, ailerons, and elevator)
  • Ability to display the model in landing or flying configuration
  • Removable engine cowling
  • Hinged doors
  • Features retractable landing gear
  • Opening wing gun access doors
  • Comes with several ground crewmen and pilot seated within the cockpit

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