This is a 1/72 North American P-51 Mustang from Italeri.
The P-51 Mustang was designed in response to a British request for North
America to produce Curtiss P-40's under license. North America refused and
came up with the NA-73, later called "Mustang" by the British. The first
versions of the airplane were powered by the same Allison engine that was used
in the P-40, and as a result performance at high altitude suffered. However,
the aircraft excelled at low altitude and these first Mustangs were used in the
ground attack and close air support roles.
FEATURES: Detailed 1/72nd scale plastic kit for static display.
56 parts in grey and clear with fine recessed panel lines.
Single piece canopy may only be posed closed.
Detailed cockpit with instrument panel, seat, control stick and
Ordnance includes 2 bombs or 2 "teardrop" style droptanks.
2 types of wing guns - 20mm cannons or .50 cal machine guns.
OPTIONS: Single decal sheet with markings for 2 aircraft:
1: s/n 137322, "Mah Sweet Eva Lea", 154th Recon Sqdn, USAAF,
2: s/n AM101, "RM o D", No 26 Sqdn, Gatwick, 1942.
1: Overall Olive drab with Neutral Grey undersides.
2: Overall Dk Green/Ocean Grey camouflage with Lt Sea Grey
Interior Green, Black, Silver, Yellow, Red, Blue, Olive Drab, Red,
INCLUDES: One 1/72 P-51B North American Mustang Aircraft Kit
Paint (see MARKING OPTIONS)
Liquid Plastic Cement
CA or Tube Type (thick) Plastic Cement
Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and
SPECS: Scale: 1/72
Wingspan: 6-1/4" (15.7cm)
Length: 5-1/2" (13.7cm)