A teardrop type canopy provided excellent visibility for the pilot, and six 13.7mm guns put daunting firepower at his disposal. Auxiliary drop tanks enabled the Mustang to achieve a continuous flight range up to 3700km, and secure thorough bomber protection all the way to Germany. As a result of the P-51D Mustangfs effectiveness against the Me109 and Fw190 interceptors, a significant reduction in the amount of B-17 losses and a marked increase in pilots achieving the status of Ace was realized .
Aces of the 8th Air Force
Introducing a 1/72 scale model of the P-51D Mustang which served as a bomber escort with the U.S. 8th Air Force. Model includes high quality Cartograf decals for 3 sets of markings representing famous 8th A.F. ace pilots' airplanes.
About the Model
*1/72 scale North American P-51D Mustang plastic assembly kit
*The elegant and aerodynamic form of the Mustang has been perfectly rendered with cockpit shape and radiator located on aircraft belly reproduced in perfect detail.
*High quality Cartograf decals for 3 different markings including "Big Beautiful Doll" flown by ace pilot Colonel John D. Landers, and Captain Chuck Yeager's "Glamorous Glen III"