North American P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen Red Tails 1/100 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Daron
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1:100 Scale Diecast Metal – North American Aviation P-51 Mustang Tuskegee Airmen - Red Tails– Length: 4" Wingspan: 4.5”
This P-51 model is made to be displayed in the inflight configuration, there is no option for a landing gear. It is mostly made of metal and very heavy/dense. It is certainly not a toy and will not survive been played with or a fall. It has many guns and antennas sticking out and these are very fragile.
Although it is a small scale, the details are very impressive. From the photos one can see and appreciate the transparent cockpit windshield. The propeller is free to rotate and very smooth. If one blows onto the front of the plane, the propeller starts spinning.
Since there is no option for a landing gear, a stand where the model can be attached for display is included and the model's info (type of airplane and scale).
Please notice the scale, at 1/100 scale this model is quite small measuring about 4 inches long and 4.5 inches wide of wingspan.
The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. What really caught my attention, however, is the way the markings and coloring. Look at the photos and you will see very clear and crisp nose art and markings.
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.