1:72nd Corgi Scale die-cast model of a North American P-51B Mustang, USAAF 4th Fighter Group, 336th Fighter Squadron piloted by Duane “Bee” Beeson out of RAF Debden, England in 1944. Designed to meet an RAF requirement for fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, the P-51 Mustang was first flown on October 26th, 1940.
This versatile aircraft was capable of escorting bombers on long-range missions, engaging in dogfights, and dropping down to destroy German targets on the ground. At least eight versions of the P-51s were produced, but it was the definitive P-51D that gave the Mustang its classic war bird appearance.
Britain and the US both tested the airframe with the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, which gave the aircraft tremendous performance gains. The Truman Senate War Investigating Committee called the Mustang "the most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence."Details: