P-51 Mustang - North American Aviation - 50cm


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$119.95

Description

Mustang Plane with Shark teeth 50cm in size  The Mustang fighter planes played a large role in American Aviation during the first 2nd world war and played a prominant role in the sky over Europe. This stunning model is a great representation of this historic and iconic plane.

 

The STORY

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter bomber used during World War 2 and the Korean war, among other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in April 1940 by a team headed by James Kindelberger of North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the  British Purchasing Commission The Purchasing Commission approached North American to build Curtis P40 Aircraft 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 Frame was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed, and first flew on 26 October.

The Mustang was designed to use the Allison V-17110 engine, which had limited high-altitude performance in its earlier variants. The aircraft was first flown operationally by the RAF as a tactical recon and Fighter Bomber  (Mustang Mk I). Replacing the Allison with a Rolls Royce Merlin resulted in the P-51B/C (Mustang Mk III) model, and transformed the aircraft's performance at altitudes above 15,000 ft (4,600 m) (without sacrificing range), allowing it to compete with the German  fighters.

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