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Mustang Mk IV RAAF No.3 Sqn, Europe, 1945 

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SKU:
OX-AC060
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Oxford Diecast 1:72 AC060
Mustang Mk IV RAAF No.3 Sqn, Europe, 1945
Scale:
1:72
Length:
5.25"
Width:
6.25"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
OX-AC060


Historical Note:

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Historical:

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. The Mustang was conceived, designed and built by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a specification issued directly to NAA by the British Purchasing Commission. 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.

The Mustang was originally designed to use the Allison V-1710 engine, which had limited high-altitude performance. It was first flown operationally by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a tactical-reconnaissance aircraft and fighter-bomber (Mustang Mk I). The addition of the Rolls-Royce Merlin to the P-51B/C model transformed the Mustang's performance at altitudes above 15,000 ft, matching or bettering that of theLuftwaffe's fighters. The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by thePackard V-1650-7, a license-built version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin 60 series two-stage two-speed supercharged engine, and armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns.

Info: North American Mustang Mk.IV – RAAF, Europe, 1945 


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