1:48 Scale Metal Diecast – P-51 Mustang - Big Beautiful Doll – Length: 8" Wingspan: 9.5”
This P-51 model is single seat and does includes a pilot figure. The model comes attached/screwed to a removable display stand.
The main landing gear can be moved to be in the extended or retracted position, however the wheel well covers that are supposed to cover the wheels are not movable and are fixed in the extended position. Moreover, the wheel at the tail is fixed in the extended position.
At 1:48 scale this model is unusually large and quite heavy. The upper part of the fuselage and wings are made of metal and the bottom part of the fuselage are made of plastic
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The package measures 11" x 11" x 6"
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 Warand other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission. The Purchasing Commission approached North American Aviation to build under license Curtiss P-40 fighters. Rather than build an old design from another company, North American Aviation designed a new plane. 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.