Top 10 Best P-51 Mustang model kit 1/48 scale

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Top 10 Best P-51 Mustang model kit 1/48 scale

 

P-51 Mustang Squadron from 8th Air Force over Europe in 1944.

P-51 Mustang Squadron from 8th Air Force over Europe in 1944.

 

Revell 1:48 P – 51D Mustang (1/48 Scale)

 

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts. The fighter was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission. The Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation to build Curtiss P-40 fighters under license for the Royal Air Force (RAF).

The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650-7, a license-builtversion of the Rolls-Royce Merlin 66 two-stage two-speed supercharged engine and was armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2/AN Browning machine guns.

  • Contains a total of 49 realistically molded pieces
  • Lift-off engine panel and wing machine gun access
  • One decal sheet with markings for two aircraft
  • Illustrated assembly instructions

 

 

 

 P-51D Red Tails 1:48 by New Ray

 

P-51 Mustang Red Tails Squadron

P-51 Mustang Red Tails Squadron

 

Smithsonian Museum Replica Series P-51 Mustang 1/48 Scale Smithsonian Replica Series

 

 

 

Highly detailed 1:48 scale desktop model of the P-51 Mustang. Features “Big Beautiful Doll” markings, complete with its authentic checkered-nose. Includes display stand and educational collectors card. Officially licensed model in collaboration with the curators of the Smithsonian Institution. Measures 7.5 inches long with 9 inch wingspan.

 

Tamiya Models P-51B Mustang Model Kit 1/48 scale

 

 

 

The Allison engine powered P-51A Apache, was derived from the original RAF Mustang 1 ground attack and photo reconnaissance aircraft. Long before anyone had even heard of a Mustang, the plan to put a Rolls Royce Merlin engine into the airframe had started. The Merlin was powering some of the best warplanes in England; the Hurricane, Spitfire and the Avro Lancaster bomber. To develop a new engine for the P-51 would take considerable time, which the allies did not have. n September 1940, the Packard Motor Company of the U.S. began license production of the Merlin V-1650-1 engine in Detroit, Michigan. With a new supercharger drive, a new V-1650-3 was mated to the first P-51B. Both the U.S. and England started the Merlin engine modification idea almost simultaneously. 10 airframes were modified in the U.S. with the Merlin and these became the basis for the most successful fighter series of the war.

 

P-51B

P-51B

 

 

1:48 P-51D Mustang Detail Set for Tamiya Kit – Resin Update #4089

 

 

 

 

2 Tamiya Aircraft Model Kits – P-51 Mustang and Vought F4U-1D Corsair

 

Very interesting set (combo) with two classic fighters of the WW2: P-51 Mustang and F4U-1D Corsair at 1/48 scale.

 

  • North American P-51D Mustang: 1/48 scale, has roughly 60 parts, detailed cockpit and multi-part canopy that can be opened and closed
  • Two markings sheets with national markings and individual aircraft markings
  • Vought F4U-1D Corsair 1-48 scale model: Exceptionally well detailed cockpit, engine, & wheel well.
  • Extra fuel tank, pilot standing on wing, waterslide decals, attaching canopy, wings, landing gear and flaps.
  • Detailed pictorial instructions

 

 

Tamiya Models F-51D Mustang Model Kit

 

 

 

Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang

 

The P-51D, which was the premiere US fighter aircraft of WWII, was originally developed in the remarkable time of 117 days in response to a request from the British Purchasing Commission. The first Mustangs were powered by Allison engines and had limited high altitude performance. But when the Allison was replaced with the Rolls-Royce Merlin the P-51 evolved into a superb long-range bomber escort. The definitive D-model is identified by its bubble canopy. P-51Ds remained in US service until the early 1950s. Highly detailed model kit includes waterslide decals and illustrated instructions. Decal options included: s/n 464076 Jumpin’ Jacques, 3rd FS, 3rd FG, USAAF; s/n 414151/HO-M Petie 2nd, Lt Col Meyer, 487th FS, 352nd FG, USAAF; and s/n 463607/FT-L, Lt Col Eagleston, 353rd FS 354th FG, USAAF. Paint colors needed: Natural Aluminium, Olive Drab, Blue, Interior Green, Black, Silver, and White.

 

 

 

Mastercraft Collection North American Plane Mustang w/Rolls-Royce Engine P-51D Mustang “Big Beautiful Doll” Model Scale:1/32

 

  • Scale:1/48
  • Handcrafted by a series of master craftsmen using only the highest grade materials
  • Each product is identical to the plane’s original blueprint
  • Truly a fusion of art and history, a museum quality masterpiece unmatched by another model producing company on earth
  • The perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast, history buff, military personnel, or collector

 

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is a long-range single-seat fighter aircraft that served with Allied forces in the middle years of World War II, becoming one of the conflict’s most effective and recognizable aircraft. The P-51 flew most of its wartime missions as a bomber escort in raids over Germany to help ensure Allied air superiority from early 1944. In late 1939, with the likelihood of full scale war in Europe a major concern, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) was looking for methods of quickly increasing its fighter strength. In April 1940, the British Air Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation with the intent of having them build P-40s for the RAF. Since the P-40 design went back to 1933, James H. “Dutch” Kendelberger, president of North American, offered to build an entirely new advanced fighter. The British agreed and the P-51 took its maiden flight on October 26, 1940. As well as being economical to produce, the Mustang was a fast, well-made and highly durable aircraft. It also saw combat against the Japanese in the Pacific War. During the Korean War, the P-51 started out as the United Nations’ main fighter, but was relegated to a ground attack role when it was supplanted by jet fighters early in the conflict. One of the very few fighter pilots in World War II to achieve ace status in both the Pacific and European theaters, Colonel John Landers flew the P-51D Mustang named “Big Beautiful Doll”. His reputable flying career was concluded with 14.5 victories, 4.5 of which and an additional 20 ground victories were achieved in the Mustang. Big Beautiful Doll was one of the most colourfully painted P-51s of the era.

 


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