Item Number: TAM60749
1/72 Scale P51D Mustang Fighter
In April1940, drawings were sketched in a New York City hotel room for a new fighter aircraft for the British Purchasing Commission. This fighter, the North American NA73X, became one of the best aircraft in the U.S. Army Air force during World War II, and is known as the P-51 Mustang. Of the several variations of this fighter, the P-51D is generally accepted as the definitive Mustang and was the first production version with the "Bubble" canopy. More "D" model Mustangs were built than all other Mustang variants combined, with a total of 9,603 coming off the production lines.45 squadrons of the famed U.S. 8th Airforce, stationed in England were equipped with the P-51D, which could now escort and protect heavy bombers all the way to and from targets on the European continent.
P-51D Mustangs went on to flight in the later Korean conflict and it last flew combat in 1956 in the deserts of the Middle East, when Israel used Spitfires, Messerschmitts and Mustangs together in the Mid East conflict.