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Hasegawa 1:32 ST05 P-51D Mustang Model Aircraft Kit

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1:32 P-51D Mustang

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission. The Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation to build Curtiss P-40 fighters under license for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Rather than build an old design from another company, North American Aviation proposed the design and production of a more modern fighter. The prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed, and first flew on 26 October.

6,600 built at Inglewood and 1,600 built at Dallas. 100 P-51D-1-NA were sent unassembled to Australia. 282 under Lend-Lease served in the RAF as the "Mustang Mk IV".

Decal Options:

  • 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, 8th Air Wing, Lt. Col Claiborne H Kinnard
  • 317th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group, 15 Air Wing
  • 355th Fighter Group

Kit Features:

  • Skill Level 3
  • 89 pieces
  • Age 14+