Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
North American P-51B Mustang – 43-6506, John “Muscles” Bennett, 487th FS, 352nd FG "Blue Nose Bastards of Bodney", 8th Air Force, World War II
1:48 Scale. Length: 8". Wingspan: 9.25"
The USAAF 352nd Fighter Group was activated October 1, 1942 and arrived at RAF Bodney in England on April 14, 1943. Upon arrival the group’s aircraft received their distinctive blue paint schemes. On April 8, 1944 the 352nd FG received P-51B Mustangs. P-51B # 43-6506, piloted by John “Muscles” Bennett of the 487th FS, also had a fearsome Tiger-Mouth in addition to the blue nose. The 352nd FG completed nearly 60,000 combat hours, 519 aerial victories and 287 aircraft destroyed on the ground. The Germans referred to them as “The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney”.Die-cast metal body
Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14