North American F-51D Mustang (Korean War) Model Aircraft Assembly Kit
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This is a 1/72 scale model of the North American F-51D Mustang (Korean War) Aircraft, number 54 in Tamiya's war bird collection. Tamiya's war bird collection offers a window into the world of historical aviation with their true to life masterpieces. These kits are very user friendly and a great intro for beginners.
With its excellent balance of high-speed, range, and maneuverability, the P-51D Mustang was considered by many to be the best piston-engined fighter of WWII. After the war, the U.S. Air Force became an independent entity and the P-51D's designation likewise changed to F-51D. The aircraft was still in service when the Korean War broke out and this kit depicts aircraft which saw action during this conflict.
The form of the Mustang has of course been accurate reproduced and a wide range of ordnance, including two 500lb bombs, six HVAR rockets, and two 75-gallon drop tanks used as napalm canisters, has been added for extra value.
Ready to assemble precision model kit (requires glue). Optional paint & modeling glue is not included. A display stand is included with this piece.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
1/72 plastic model
Did You Know That...
- The F-51 is also known as the P-51 (fighter vs pursuit)
- Originally, it was used as a tactical reconnaissance aircraft
- It was a specialized fighter/bomber at the start of the Korean War
- After the war, it became a popular civilian air racing aircraft