|$300.00 $260.00 $195.00 (Currently Sold Out. Inquire for availability)
"BEFORE YOU PLACE AN ORDER FOR THIS MODEL PLEASE EMAIL US TO VERIFY THE MODEL IS IN STOCK"
P-51D Mustang Pacific Theater Desktop Model with AN-M64 500-lb Aerial Bomb & AN-M57 250-lb Aerial Bomb
The P-51D Mustang Desktop Model plane comes to life through this meticulously hand-carved mahogany wood desktop model. Precisely scaled from an exact blueprint, this work of art was hand-painted with great concern for details and accuracy.
Delivery 7 to 10 days
Model Length: 10.25"
P-51D Mustang "Pacific Theater"
Imagine the hoarse roar of a Packard Merlin engine as it strafes the field and rips the sky in high-speed. That's the P-51D, the definitive and most widely produced variant of the Mustang. What makes it different is the improvement of the pilot view. The British modified some Mustangs with fishbowl shaped canopies called "Malcom Hood." This was recognized by the British after the Battle of Britain proved the value of an all-around view.
The Americans adopted several NA-106 prototypes with a bubble canopy, cutting away the decking behind the cockpit to allow looking directly to the rear. This led to the production P-51D (NA-109), considered the definitive Mustang.
It was in service with Allied air forces in the middle of World War II when the P-51 became one of the most successful and recognizable aircrafts. Serving as range escort fighter and bomber, and reconnaissance aircraft, the Mustang saw action in China, Burma, India, the Philippines and Iwo Jima.
Later re-designated as F-51s, the Mustangs were finally phased out in 1957.
• six .50-cal machine guns
• 10 5-in. rockets or 2,000 lbs. of bombs
The P-51D Mustang Desktop Model Plane comes to life through this meticulously hand-carved mahogany wood. Precisely scaled from an exact blueprint, this work of art was hand-painted with great concern for details and accuracy. This desktop model plane comes with a wood base and a brief history metal plate.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range single-seat fighter aircraft that entered service with Allied air forces in the middle years of World War II. The P-51 became one of the conflict's most successful and recognizable aircraft.
The P-51 flew most of its wartime missions as a bomber escort in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from early 1944. It also saw limited service against the Japanese in the Pacific War. The Mustang began the Korean War as the United Nations' main fighter, but was relegated to a ground attack role when superseded by jet fighters early in the conflict. Nevertheless, it remained in service with some air forces until the early-1980s.
As well as being economical to produce, the Mustang was a fast, well-made and highly durable aircraft. The definitive version of the single-seat fighter was powered by the Packard V-1650-3, a two-stage two-speed supercharged 12-cylinder Packard-built version of the legendary Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, and armed with six of the aircraft version of the .50 caliber (12.7 mm) Browning machine guns.
After World War II and the Korean conflict, many Mustangs were converted for civilian use, especially air racing. The Mustang's reputation was such that, in the mid-1960s, Ford Motor Company's Designer John Najjar proposed the name for a new youth-oriented coupé after the fighter.