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P-51D Mustang Model, Abner Aust Jr. Hobby Master HA7743B


P-51D Mustang Model, Abner Aust Jr. Hobby Master HA7743B - click to enlarge
P-51D Mustang Model, Abner Aust Jr. Hobby Master HA7743B - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA7743B
$89.95
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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

North American P-51D Mustang – Captain Abner M. Aust, Jr., 457th FS, 506th FG, 7th AF, USAAF, Iwo Jima, 1945

1:48 Scale.  Length: 8".  Wingspan: 9.25"



Limited production of approximately 200 models worldwide


Abner Aust Jr. joined the 457th FS/506th FG as a P-51 Mustang pilot in October 1944. In March 1945 Aust’s unit deployed to Tinian followed by Iwo Jima where he was credited with five aerial victories and three ground aircraft during enemy airfield strafing. Abner Aust Jr. became the last U.S. Ace of WWII when he scored his fourth and fifth victories on August 10, 1945. In 1963 Aust was promoted to Colonel and served as Commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing in Florida before additional assignments in Vietnam, Japan and South Korea.

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 P-51 was a fast and durable aircraft.


Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a P-51 Mustang features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate pad printed graphics
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with P-51 Mustang artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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