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Without question, the North American P-51D Mustang was one of the finest fighter aircraft of the Second World War and helped to secure air superiority for the Allies over occupied Europe. Able to escort USAAF bombers all the way to their targets deep into Germany, Mustang pilots would pounce on any Luftwaffe fighters sent to challenge them.
Already a fighter aircraft of some promise, the combination of the North American P-51 Mustang airframe with the proven Rolls-Royce Merlin engine was a revelation and resulted in one of the finest fighter aircraft ever produced. With impressive speed and firepower, the Mustang was relatively fuel efficient and combined with its large fuel tanks, possessed exceptional range for an aircraft of this performance. The addition of light-weight external fuel tanks gave the Mustang range enough to escort USAAF bombers all the way to their targets deep into Germany, but perhaps more importantly, as greater numbers became available, Mustang pilots were freed to hunt the Luftwaffe at every opportunity and wrestle air supremacy from their grasp.
Packaging Dimensions: Length: 23 cm Height: 13 cm Width: 3 cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
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