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 aircraft, nicknamed "Mrs. Bonnie," was flown by Lt. Colonel Bill Dunham of the 348th Fighter Group based at Le Shima, Japan in August 1945. Also comes with a separate enlarged panel depicting the aircraft's nose art.
Wingspan: 6.75 inches
Release Date: January 2005
Historical Account: "The Tokyo Club" - Lt. Col. "Dinghy" Dungham scored his 16th and final kill in the closing months of the war in this P-51K Mustang. He downed a Ki-84 Kyushu on August 1st, 1945.