NORTH AMERICAN P-51 MUSTANG
1. NORTH AMERICAN MUSTANG MK.IV, KH673 GL-N, “SWEETPEA”, 5 SQN. SAAF, ITALY, APRIL 1945
2. NORTH AMERICAN F-51D MUSTANG, “K”, 1 SQN., ROKAF, CHINHAE AIR BASE, AUGUST 1950
3. NORTH AMERICAN MUSTANG MK.IV, NZ2427, “27”, 3 SQN. TERRITORIAL AIR FORCE, RNZAF, LATE 1940S
4. NORTH AMERICAN P-51D MUSTANG, 44-11222, CV-I, “JOLIE HÉLÈNE”, 368TH FS, 359TH FG, USAAF, 1945
5. NORTH AMERICAN J-26 MUSTANG, 26115, “K/4”, F.4, FRÖSÖN, SWEDEN, 1951
6. NORTH AMERICAN F-51D MUSTANG, A68-563, O-MP, RAAF, 1945
THE SHEETS PROVIDE NATIONAL AND INDIVIDUAL MARKINGS FOR EVERY SCHEME, WITH NO SHARED ITEMS, SO YOU CAN BUILD ALL 6 OPTIONS. THE DECALS ARE BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED, WITH FAULTLESS REGISTRATION ON THE SAMPLE SHEETS. THE GLOSSY ITEMS HAVE MINIMAL EXCESS CARRIER FILM AROUND NATIONAL MARKINGS AND LARGER CODE LETTERS – AND WHERE THERE IS FILL-IN TO SUPPORT SMALLER CHARACTERS OR GROUPS OF ITEMS IT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR. THE COLOURS AND THE DENSITY OF THE INKS LOOK EXCELLENT.
THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE SUPPLIED AS A 4-PAGE A5 COLOUR BOOKLET, WITH EACH SCHEME ILLUSTRATED AS A CLEAR 4-VIEW DIAGRAM.
THE COLOURS FOR EACH OPTION ARE GIVEN WITH FS, HUMBROL, XTRACOLOUR, XTRACRYLIC AND LIFECOLOR MATCHES.
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 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. 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.
- Maximum speed: 703.30 km/h (437.01 mph)
- Maiden flight: 26 Oct 1940
- Length: 32.25 ft
- Wingspan: 36.98 ft
- Passengers: 2