North American P-51B Mustang

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Flying for the first time on 30 November 1942, the XP-51B was soon modified with a larger coolant radiator scoop, which actually increased its top speed by 50mph and gave it a higher ceiling by 10,000 ft. The addition of an 85 gallon fuel tank behind the seat increased the P-51B's already excellent range, and it could now escort the bombers all the way to the target and back. P-51B Mustangs arrived in England in September 1943 with the first Mustangs going to the 3354th fighter group at Boxted, England, and ended the war with the most air to air victories. A total of 3788 P-51B's were produced.


  • Unassembled plastic model kit

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  • P-51B "Shangri-la", Capt. Don Gentile, 336th FS, 4th FG
  • P-51B "OLE-II", Lt. William Hovde, 358th FS, 255th FG
  • 339th FS, 504th FG