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P-51B Mustang Model, USAAF, "Blackpool Bat" - Hobby Master HA8512

P-51B Mustang Model, USAAF, "Blackpool Bat" - Hobby Master HA8512 - click to enlarge
P-51B Mustang Model, USAAF, "Blackpool Bat" - Hobby Master HA8512 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

North American P-51B Mustang – #43-24842, "Blackpool Bat", 363rd FS, 357 FG, USAAF, 1944

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

Limited production of approximately 400 models worldwide

P-51B Mustang 43-24842 was originally assigned to Lt. George of the 363rd FS, 357th FG. The aircraft was named “Blackpool Bat” after the town his then girlfriend, later wife, lived. Lt. George was best known for ground support and was the 357th top train buster. On September 15, 1944 “Blackpool Bat” was being flown by 2nd Lieutenant Kenneth F. Graeff and was lost in a mid-air collision with P-51B Mustang #42-106783 “Flying Panther” flown by Lt. Nowlin. Lt. George was now assigned a P-51D that he named Blackpool Bat II. Lt. George received several awards and went on to fly an F-86 in 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 printed markings
  • Detachable under wing fuel tanks (drop tanks)
  • 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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