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P-51D Mustang Model, USAAF, 364th FS, ‘Pete’ Peterson - Corgi AA27705


P-51D Mustang Model, USAAF, 364th FS, ‘Pete’ Peterson - Corgi AA27705 - click to enlarge
P-51D Mustang Model, USAAF, 364th FS, ‘Pete’ Peterson - Corgi AA27705 - click to enlarge


Item No. CG-AA27705
$59.95
Availability: Sold Out


Description

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.

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.

This model of a P-51 Mustang features:

  • Detailed pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card
  • Box with P-51 Mustang artwork



  • Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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