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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8509
North American P-51B Mustang Diecast Model
USAAF 354th FG, 356th FS, #43-12434 Short-Fuse Sallee, Richard Turner, 1944

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

Originally built as RAF Mustang MK. III FX-906 but returned to the USAAF in January 1944 it was assigned to the 356th FS. The USAAF serial was 43-12434 and assigned to Captain Richard Turner who named it "Short-Fuse Sallee" after his short tempered sweet heart. Between January 5 and April 11, 1944, while flying P-51B 43-12434 "Short-Fuse Sallee", Captain Turner managed eight kills and four damaged. In May 1944 43-12434 was reassigned and later Turner stopped using "Short-Fuse Sallee" on his aircraft when he received a "Dear John" letter.

North American P-51B 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 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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