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PK-13 NA.P-51D Mustang (Mustang Mk. IV/P51-D)

Kit number: PK-13

In January 1940, the British Government requested North American Aviation to build under licence another company's design. North American however, proposed a completely new fighter - the Mustang, producing the first prototype in 117 days.

Early machines entered service with the R.A.F. in July 1942 fitted with the Allison engine. Performance, excellent at low level, was not suitable for normal fighter operations and the aircraft were used on ground attack missions only.

Little interest was shown by the U.S.A.A.F. until the Rolls Royce Merlin 61 engine was successfully fitted as an experiment. An order for several thousand aircraft using Packard built Merlins followed, the P51.D. version becoming perhaps the best propeller driven fighter of W.W.2.

Kit/Price range Purple
Release date: 1973
Manufacturer: Lesney Products & Co Ltd.
Scale: 1/72
Number of parts: 37 (including base)
Skill level: 1 (dot)
Decal unit types: (1) - "Doolybird" R.A.F. No. 19 Squadron Molesworth Aug. 1945.
(2) - U.S.A.A.F. 485th. F.S. (370 Fighter Group) 9th. Air Force.
Matchbox P51-D Mustang box front Matchbox P51-D Mustang box back Matchbox P51-D Mustang box side 1 Matchbox P51-D Mustang box side 2 Matchbox P51-D Mustang sprue 1 Matchbox P51-D Mustang sprue 2 Matchbox P51-D Mustang base and canopy Matchbox P51-D Mustang decals