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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
North American P-51D Mustang – 44-13586/C5-T “Hurry Home Honey”, Capt. Richard A ‘Pete’ Peterson, 364th FS, 357th FG, USAAF, Leiston, Suffolk, England, July 1944
1:72 Scale. Length: 5.25". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited Edition of 1,000 Models Worldwide
The red and yellow checked noses of the USAAF 357th Fighter Group became a familiar sight in the skies above enemy occupied Europe in the ﬁnal months of World War II, and served both to reassure U.S. Bomber crews that their ‘Little Friends’ were in attendance and to warn attacking Luftwaffe ﬁghters that they were facing an elite ﬁghting unit. The 357th were the ﬁrst Eighth Air Force Fighter Group to receive the new North American P-51 Mustang towards the end of 1943 and immediately began their conversion training at Raydon airﬁeld in East Anglia. Transferring to nearby Leiston, the unit became operational in February of 1944 and were famously christened ‘The Yoxford Boys’ by British traitor and German propagandist Lord Haw-Haw, who greeted the arrival of these newly trained pilots with a forewarning of death and devastation at the hands of the Luftwaffe – how wrong he was. The P-51 Mustangs of the Yoxford Boys took a withering toll of Axis aircraft in the coming months, becoming the most successful P-51 air-to-air combat Unit in the Eighth Air Force by the end of the war.Detailed pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Box with P-51 Mustang artwork
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was a single-seat World War II fighter aircraft. First flown on October 26, 1940, the P-51 was designed and built in just 117 days. It flew most of its missions as a bomber escort in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from 1944. As well as being economical to produce, the Mustang was a fast and durable aircraft
The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14