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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series JCW-72-P51-001
North American P-51D Mustang Diecast Model
USAAF 352nd FG, 328th FS Blue Nosed Bastards, #44-14906 Cripes A' Mighty, George Preddy, Asche Airfield, Belgium, December 25th 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American P-51D Mustang   5.25"   6.25"

One of the most famous aces of the Eighth Air Force. George Preddy's last assigned aircraft was this P51D, flown after he returned from an R&R break to take command of the 328th Fighter Squadron. It carries the squadron's standard red rudder and canopy rail name tag. A stylised barber's pole was painted on the right hand side of the cowling reflecting the part time career of of his crew chief. His previous aircraft had included P51D Cripes A'Mighty 3rd and P51B Cripes A'Mighty 2nd as well as the original Cripes A'Mighty, a P47-RE in which Preddy had scored his first three victories.

North American P-51D 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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JC's 1:72 scale P-51 is a beautiful addition to any WWII fighter aircraft collection. The fuselage is constructed almost entirely of diecast metal, and the solid metal wing has subtle panel line details. Fine details also include a correctly-rendered diecast metal exhaust stack, structural detail of the wing that can be seen inside the wheel wells and exceptionally crisp pad-printed placards and unit markings. Included in this series are variants with a variety of wing-mount drop tanks and accurately modeled radiator scoops.

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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series

The JC Wings "1:72 Military" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

JC Wings 1:72 Military 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.

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