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P-51 Mustang (Signature Edition) - "Paul 1", Col. Paul H. Poberezny 

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Hobby Master 1:48 HA7721A
P-51 Mustang (Signature Edition) - "Paul 1", Col. Paul H. Poberezny
Scale:
1:48
Length:
8"
Width:
9.25"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
HM-HA7721A


Historical Note:

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"SIGNATURE SERIES"

* It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Paul Boberenzy (Aug 22, 2013) at the age of 91. He was truly one of the great heroes of aviation, and in particular, general aviation. Read this article from Flying Magazine: Read here.

*** Hand Signed by EAA Founder Col. Paul H. Poberezny (Nameplate Signed by Col. Paul H. Poberezny)

**** Only 500 pcs. produced!

About Col. Paul H. Poberenzy: Paul Howard Poberezny (b. September 14, 1921 in Leavenworth County/Kansas) is a US aviator and aircraft designer famous for his work in establishing the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in 1953 and promoting homebuilt aircraft.

He started the EAA out of his Hales Corners, Wisconsin home in 1953. He retired as president of the EAA in 1989. The organization now has approximately 170,000 members in more than 100 countries. Meanwhile, EAA's annual convention, known as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, attracts a total attendance in excess of 500,000 people annually.

Paul's son Tom Poberezny has been the Chairman of the annual Experimental Aircraft Association annual Fly-In Convention since 1977, and president of EAA from 1989 to September 7, 2010.

In March 2009, Paul Poberezny stepped down as Chairman of EAA and Tom Poberezny took on these duties as well.

In the military, he served for 30 years in the United States Air Force, including active duty during World War II and the Korean War. He retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He attained all seven aviation wings offered by the military:glider pilot, service pilot, rated pilot, liaison pilot, senior pilot, Army aviator and command pilot.

In 1986, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame, 1999 he was inducted to the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, and is a recipient of the National Business Aviation Association's Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation (2001) and the Wright Memorial Award Trophy (2002).

About the P-51: The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was a long-range single-seat World War II fighter aircraft. Designed and built in just 117 days, the Mustang first flew in Royal Air Force (RAF) service as a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft before conversion to a bomber escort, employed in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from early 1944.The P-51 was in service with Allied air forces in Europe and also saw limited service against the Japanese in the Pacific War. The Mustang began the Korean War as the United Nations' main fighter, but was relegated to a ground attack role when superseded by jet fighters early in the conflict. Nevertheless, it remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s

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P-51 Mustangs EAA AirVenture 2010 Oshkosh, WI (01:35)
Two fabulous P-51 Mustangs starting up and doing some fly-by's at the 2010 AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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  1. Great P-51 model 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Oct 2021

    Great P-51 model


  2. ode to Mr pp 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jul 2020

    One of the best looking 51s and one of Americas heroes and iconic airmen great execution scale and detail happy guy and happy to get it cause I know examples of this model are getting scarce I plan to display it next to an FW190D9 Stab Barkhorn Horrido!