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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation AC060
North American Mustang Mk IV Diecast Model
RAAF No.3 Sqn, KH655 Anita, Lew Ranger, Europe, 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American Mustang Mk IV   5.25"   6.25"

This is a 1:72 scale replica of the Mustang P-51 Mk IV piloted by Royal Australian Air Force pilot Lewis Robert "Lew" Ranger, which he named Anita. It is also an exact replica of the aircraft that bore the "Firewall" camouflage scheme, as flown by him in Europe in 1945. Born in September 1924, "Lew" Ranger was part of the WWII Commonwealth forces in which his 3 Squadron RAAF became the first Royal Australian Air Force unit to fly Mustangs. At the time, the squadron was based in Italy with the RAF's First Tactical Air Force. Lew Ranger died in May 2009.

With aircraft code CV-W, the model of "Anita" is decorated with drab olive and grey upper surfaces with light grey under surfaces. The codes are printed in white. The aircraft features red propeller spinner and black aerials, a blue rudder with a white Southern Cross. The name "ANITA" is printed in yellow below the cockpit window. The cockpit interior itself is moulded in green. Gun barrels, ejector slots, propeller spinner and the instrument panel are all black, with other fine details including a silver exhaust shroud and rusty brown exhaust pipes.

North American Mustang Mk IV

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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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation

The Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Permanently retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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