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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA7737
North American P-51K Mustang Diecast Model
RAAF No.3 Sqn, KH716, Murry Nash, Fano, Italy, 1945

Rare and Collectible

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
North American P-51K Mustang   8"   9.25"

3 Squadron RAAF began converting from the P-40 to the P-51 Mk.III on November 13, 1944 while in Italy, the first RAAF squadron to use Mustangs. The first P-51K/Mustang IVa KH677 CV-P arrived on November 26, 1944 and assigned to S/Ldr Murray Nash who flew it on December 2, 1944 against a rail yard in Yugoslavia. On December 12, 1944 KH716 arrived becoming S/Ldr Murray Nash's new aircraft it now wearing CV-P. Nash left for a Fighter Leader course in March 1945 and KH-716 was lost the following month.

North American P-51K Mustang

Designed to meet an RAF requirement for fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, the P-51 Mustang was first flown on October 26th, 1940. This versatile aircraft was capable of escorting bombers on long-range missions, engaging in dogfights, and dropping down to destroy German targets on the ground. At least eight versions of the P-51 were produced, but it was the definitive P-51D that gave the Mustang its classic warbird appearance. Britain and the US both tested the airframe with the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, which gave the aircraft tremendous performance gains. The Truman Senate War Investigating Committee called the Mustang "the most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence."

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Hobby Master's 1:48 scale P-51 Mustang is a well-thought-out, quality product, constructed almost entirely from diecast metal with intelligent use of plastic components. The sliding canopy opens to reveal pad printed flight controls, instrument panel and radio equipment boxes. The all-metal propeller spins freely, and the wing flaps and radiator cowling are also movable. Separately applied metal exhaust stacks have six flanged pipes on each side, and pad printed rivets can be seen on the flaps, engine cowling and rudder. Landing gear and doors are constructed as a complete subassembly for easy configuration. Releases in this series include a variety of wing mounted external fuel tanks and ordnance.

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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